Everton plan new contract for Manchester United & Arsenal target

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Everton are planning to offer Seamus Coleman another new contract in a bid to ward off interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Sunday Mirror reports how the Republic of Ireland international has attracted admiring glances from the pair of Premier League giants, following an impressive season at Goodison Park under the new tutelage of Roberto Martinez.

Coleman only recently signed a new four-year £30,000-a-week deal with the Toffees but is in line for a bumper pay-rise given the level of interest in his signature.

Manchester United were heavily linked with a bid for the 25-year-old in the summer when David Moyes was still in charge at Old Trafford, but following his dismissal this week their transfer plans are now unclear.

Arsene Wenger is ready to double Coleman's salary if he signs for Arsenal, as the Gunners boss steps up his search for a successor to Bacary Sagna, who looks increasingly likely to leave the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the season.

However, both clubs will face a fight to secure the Everton star's services, as Martinez is eager to keep Coleman on Merseyside in the 2014/15 campaign.

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