Leighton Baines yet to be offered new Everton deal

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed the club are currently not thinking about a new deal for prize asset Leighton Baines, reports ESPN

Baines, who was a target for Premier League champions Manchester United in the summer, has been in sensational form for club and country over the past year and his long term future remains uncertain. 

David Moyes tried to bring Baines to Old Trafford with him, but consequently failed with a number of bids and the England international stayed on Merseyside for this campaign. 

However, with Baines having less than two years remaining on his contract, Martinez has revealed that there are no developments regarding a new contract for the star. 

Speaking to reporters, the Goodison Park boss said: "There's no train of thought on that at the moment. All that matters is that Leighton is enjoying his football. That's the only thing I'm focusing on."

Martinez went on to praise Baines and believes he's continuing to improve as a player, and he isn't distracted by any attention the left-back is receiving. 

He continued by saying: "He's increasing all his personal stats. I think all his performance stats have improved from last season.

"That, for me, is very important - someone of his age and maturity is starting to enjoy his football in a great manner. The fact that he's developed his performance level as he has in the early weeks of the season is very significant. That's what matters to me.

"Everything else is just a case of trying to find an issue from the outside and see what we will comment on."

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