Manchester United & Arsenal target still happy at Everton

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Everton full-back Seamus Coleman insists he is happy at Goodison Park, despite alleged transfer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Daily Express reports how the Republic of Ireland international has attracted admiring glances from the Premier League duo, following a series of stand-out performances for the Toffees this season.

Red Devils boss David Moyes is understood to be keen to be reunited with the 25-year-old at Old Trafford, having been responsible for bringing Coleman to Merseyside from Sligo Rovers for just £60,000 in 2009.

Arsene Wenger is also believed to be eyeing up Coleman as a potential replacement for contract rebel Bacary Sagna, who could leave the Emirates Stadium upon the expiry of his current Gunners deal at the end of the season.

However, both Arsenal and Manchester United face an uphill struggle to secure the player's signature, after he reiterated his commitment to Roberto Martinez's side, in light of speculation about his future.

"I am as happy now at Everton as I was on day one," he said. "I put it to the back of my mind. I just want to impress as much as I can.

"It's nice to hear those kind of things, but when I go out on the pitch I'm not thinking, 'I'm the best at this or that'."

Coleman's reputation has been enhanced even further in 2013/14, but the Everton defender is staying grounded and not being distracted by the hype.

"I'm going to be judged on the next 90 minutes no matter what has gone on before," he added. "I don't think about what I may have done in the previous three games.

"It is about proving myself again. None of what has gone on before counts. That is how I like to play."

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