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Barkley took no part in the win over Canaries after picking up the injury in the FA Cup victory over QPR

Leighton Baines has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a broken foot

Leighton Baines due to make return for Everton in Premier League game against Norwich

The left-back has been out since injuring his foot against Liverpool

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The left-back has been linked with a move away following United's interest in alternative left-back options

Roberto Martinez insists that Everton will resist transfer bids for their top players during the transfer window

Transfer news: Everton will not sell Leighton Baines or Ross Barkley during January window

Roberto Martinez insists that Everton will resist transfer bids for their top players during the transfer window.

United manager David Moyes has been watching the Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke

Transfer news: David Moyes facing up to prospect of missing out on Leighton Baines again in January window

... and a move for Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley is also unlikely as United manager targets top four

Ross Barkley celebrates Everton's winning goal against Swansea on Sunday

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley 'could shine in Brazil' for England at World Cup 2014, claims Roberto Martinez

The youngster scored a fine free-kick at the weekend to ensure Everton beat Swansea

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Everton v Sunderland: Leighton Baines could return for Boxing Day clash

The England left-back has been out for the past month

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will be offered a new improved contract for his breakthrough into the first team this season

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley set for improved contract in effort to fend off interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City

Barkley has broken into the first-team this season and has been tipped for inclusion in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad after making his England debut in September

David Moyes must at least ensure that Manchester United qualify for next season's Champions League

David Moyes denies calling Everton fans a 'f****** disgrace' after meeting a supporter following Manchester United defeat at Old Trafford

A spokesman confirms the United boss did meet the fan in the Lowry Hotel but completely denies making any remark regarding his former club's supporters

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People must 'start taking us seriously' says Everton defender Seamus Coleman following victory over Manchester United

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