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Roberto Martinez staying focused during transfer speculation

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is staying positive throughout consistent transfer rumours relating to Manchester United's pursuit of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini. 

The Spaniard, who joined Everton as David Moyes' replacement, has seen his new club shun two combined offers for the players with the Goodison Park club describing the approach as 'derisory and insulting'.

The original bid of £28 million was rebuffed by the Toffee's and the same response was given after a £2 million increase to the offer. 

United are supposedly about to increase their offer for the pair with a price rumoured around the £35 million mark, but Martinez is tired of the speculation and is solely looking towards Everton's next fixture at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

"I don't believe in getting involved in the transfer window when the games are under way and we are in an important moment of our season," he said.

The ex Wigan and Swansea City coach seems happy with his squad and feels there is good competition to make the starting 11. 

"We are trying to find our feet and have a good start under our belts. But we have got real competition for places," he added. 

The Everton boss clearly dislikes the idea of keeping the transfer windown open until September but is adamant on maintaining his focus on football and becoming more accustomed to his new side. 

With speculation increasing surrounding a potential bid from the Red Devils for Southampton full-back Luke Shaw, it seems the pressure may begin to ease as the Merseyside club hold their stance on two of their star players.

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