Everton boss Roberto Martinez has insisted the club haven't held talks with Manchester United over full-back Seamus Coleman, reports The Daily Star.
Coleman played under United boss David Moyes at Goodison Park and it remains to be seen as to whether he would be tempted with a move to the Theatre of Dreams in the next transfer window.
The full-back has been in fine form for Everton this season with the Merseyside outfit sitting in sixth place in the Premier League table - one place above Manchester United.
And now Martinez has insisted Coleman is set to stay at the club for the long term, as he told reporters: "It must be a different Seamus Coleman because we have not had any discussions with anyone."
Coleman only signed a five-year deal with the club last year and Martinez revealed that he won't be bringing contract talks forward with the player, despite recent speculation linking him with Manchester United.
The Goodison Park chief continued by saying: "No thoughts of bringing it forward. It's not down to media speculation.
"We want to keep senior players as long as we can. The truth is that we will always be rewarding the young players."
It remains to be seen as to whether Manchester United make a move for the player's services in the near future, however both clubs' immediate interest will turn to to this weekend's Premier League fixture list.
David Moyes takes his Manchester United side to Upton Park to take on West Ham United, meanwhile Everton host Swansea City.