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Everton boss desperate to keep hold of key players

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Roberto Martinez appears to be taking a cautious approach to the January transfer window in the hope of keeping the star talent he already has available to him at Everton.

The Toffees manager will be looking forward to the beginning of February with little to no breaking news coming from Goodison Park.

Martinez told The DailyStar: "In January we want to make sure we don't lose any of the top performers that we had in the first half of the season.

"In the window we've got something to lose, rather than something to gain with adding players for the sake of it."

Everton players Leighton Baines and Ross Barkley have been linked with a move away from Goodison Park in the transfer window - with former manager David Moyes supposedly interested in bringing the English pair to Old Trafford.

The latest player Everton have been linked with in the past few days is ex Celtic star Aiden McGeady.

The Republic of Ireland winger has fallen out of favour with Russian club Spartak Moscow and has been placed on the transfer list.

Martinez added: "We are close (to a deal), but it is not a matter of rushing things, we know exactly what we want and we'll try and make it happen.

Martinez has led the Everton side to fifth in the table at this stage in the season with just under half of the campaign to go until the curtain comes down on the Premier League for the summer.

Everton will host Norwich City on Saturday afternoon with a view of climbing above rivals Liverpool into the top four.

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