Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the club have received no formal offers for midfielder Marouane Fellaini, after reports suggesting champions Manchester United had opened talks with the Belgian.
The holding-midfielder's future has been hot-topic all summer after he was sensational for The Toffees last season and after it broke that he had a release clause in his contract around £23million, many people were suggesting he could be on his way to a Champions League team.
Further speculation came when David Moyes left Everton to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford and there were reports suggesting Moyes would try and take Fellaini to United as well as defender Leighton Baines.
However, despite the reports suggesting United have opened talks with the Belgium, Martinez has revealed that there have been no formal offers for Fellaini from United or any other club.
"There are no bids," the Liverpool Echo quoted him as saying. "When you read that someone is interested in someone, it doesn't mean there is a bid on the table.
"Marouane has been working really hard. Leighton Baines has been working really hard for the team and that's all that matters.
"Headlines in the media happen at this time of the season unfortunately but it won't distract me from the work we have to do. I'm not bothered at all.
"It is speculation in the media and you'll never stop that. I've said from day one as a manager you only concentrate on working hard. I don't mind having my players grabbing headlines. That's a good story because it means they've been doing well and performing well.
"I'm only concentrating on having as strong a squad as possible for the start of the season. That's all my concern is."
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