Everton: No new bids for duo – Martinez

Everton boss Roberto Martinez

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists that club have received no fresh offers from Manchester United for midfielder Marouane Fellaini and defender Leighton Baines.

On Monday the Red Devils made a joint £28million bid for the two Everton players, which was immediately rejected by the Toffees and described as ‘derisory and insulting’.

Former Everton boss David Moyes, who took charge of the Premier League champions in the summer was hoping to seal a deal for the Belgian midfielder at a cut price after his £23.5million release clause expired at the end of July.

It is understood that the offer was £16million for the former Standard Liege man and £12million for Baines, falling way short of the Merseyside clubs valuation.

Martinez is preparing his side for their Premier League clash with West Brom this weekend and he believes that the summer transfer window should slam shut once the new season starts in order to stop clubs unsettling players.

Martinez said: “There’s been no further approach.

“If someone matches the valuation then you have to make a decision but that’s not been the case.

“When you’ve got a bid that’s below what the club has invested you are going to be angry, hurt and disappointed but he is the chairman [Bill Kenwright] and he is in control of the situation.

“I know that you need to have the window but you can’t have it open when the official games begin.”

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