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Baines will stay at Everton - Martinez

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Roberto Martinez has slashed reports linking the injured left-back Leighton Baines with a move away from Everton in the January transfer window, according to The Guardian.

The England left back has been subject to accepting a move to Manchester United in the coming months, to rejoin David Moyes at Old Trafford. The 28-year-old has played 12 games this season scoring two goals, but recently picked up an injury, ruling him out for a month.

But the former Wigan manager has turned down these rumours, as he will try to make his side stronger in January.

"I don't see that way at all. In January it will be to try and improve the squad to give our players a better chance of a stronger finish."

Since their defeat away to Manchester City, The Spaniard's team have gone five games unbeaten, winning two and drawing their last three, sitting seventh in the Premier League.

But again the Everton manager confirmed whatever happens in January it will be positive: "Everything that happens in January will be football related, and it will only be good for the football club."

Martinez has made some good signings in the previous transfer window, bringing in the likes of Gerard Deulofeu, James McCartney and striker Romelu Lukaku on loan, who has scored seven goals in eight games for the Toffees.

Everton have some difficult games ahead of them, as the Merseyside team have to take on Manchester United, Arsenal and Southampton in December, but Martinez has concluded that January will be a time to only make the club stronger.

"We will never look to sell our players in the January transfer window, as you rarely get value for money. The only thing we will do is try to make the club stronger."

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