Transfer news: Manchester United yet to make new bids for Leighton Baines or Marouane Fellaini reveals Everton manager Roberto Martinez
The Reds have already seen one bid for Baines rejected
Thursday 25 July 2013
Everton have not received any fresh bids for Leighton Baines or Marouane Fellaini, according to manager Roberto Martinez.
Left-back Baines was the subject of an offer from Manchester United last month while Fellaini has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford to join former Everton boss David Moyes.
There have been rumours that Moyes will return with an improved offer for Baines but Martinez, who succeeded the Scot in the Goodison hotseat, insists that has not yet been the case.
Martinez said on Sky Sports News: "Not at all. And I know that probably that's not something that you want to hear but it's clearly what it's been in the last two or three weeks.
"Everyone is really focused to try to fight for that starting spot at the beginning of the season. The competitive level in this group is quite impressive.
"I wouldn't want to stop the speculation, I do think the speculation is healthy.
"If we've got clubs talking about our players, I'll take it as a compliment because the players have been impressing and doing really well.
"But we are in a great position financially and we want to start the season with the best possible squad that we have, and for that we have to work extremely hard."
Asked if he was surprised the club have not received another bid for Baines, Martinez added: "The last concern I have is what other clubs are doing."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal have no plans to stock Petr Cech inspired caps in club shops - yet
Copa America 2015: When does it start, what channel is it on and who should I support?
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes
Nigel Pearson: Leicester City sack manager despite Premier League survival
Radamel Falcao to Chelsea: Former Manchester United forward 'signs contract' to join Blues and is told to meet up with squad on pre-season tour
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS