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Arouna Kone coy over Everton link

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Wigan striker Arouna Kone has played down speculation of him joining up with former manager Roberto Martinez at Everton.

Kone joined Wigan last summer and helped them to FA Cup success this season but could not prevent relegation.

Martinez recently left Wigan to take charge at Everton  and there has been much speculation about players following suit.

Kone told Sky Sports: "I want to be playing in the Premier League but it also depends on Wigan because I have a contract with them.

"Just because the gaffer is in charge at Everton makes the link stronger but, to be honest, I don't know what will happen."

The Ivorian scored 13 goals for Wigan this season, including 11 in the Premier League, after joining the club from Levante. He has also played for Sevilla in Spain and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

He has made 39 appearances for the Ivory Coast, finding the net nine times, including a hat-trick at home to Gabon.

Martinez left Wigan after four years in charge in favour of taking over from David Moyes at Everton. Moyes himself left to take charge at Manchester United.

Martinez also spent two years at Swansea City before leaving for the DW Stadium.

 

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