Kevin Mirallas is going nowhere, says Everton's Roberto Martinez

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Ahead of Everton's 2-1 home defeat against Swansea last Sunday, manager Roberto Martinez ruled out any move for Kevin Mirallas.

He said, according to the Liverpool Echo: "Kevin is a player who is very, very different to any other player we have in the squad. He brings you a different dimension.

"His performance at the weekend [against Chelsea] was his best performance so far this season. He looked refreshed, he looked sharp and it’s important to be able to have that player ready to come in and make an impact.


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"When Kevin Mirallas performs in that manner he is a unique footballer for us and we hope he can carry on to the end of the season. He’s going nowhere."

Speculation has long been rife regarding the Belgian's future, with Ligue 1's Monaco one of a number of clubs reportedly interested.

Mirallas has endured an up-and-down season at Goodison park, making just four league starts and eight from the bench, scoring two goals in the process.

And with this summer's European Championships fast approaching, the Belgium international will undoubtedly be keen for greater playing time if he's to secure his place alongside the likes of teammate Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.

Mirallas' recent return to the form, though, will have helped his bid, with the 28-year-old performing particularly well against Guus Hiddink's Chelsea.

Controlling a Leighton Baines cross on the penalty spot in the 56th minute, Mirallas turned and crashed home a strike past Thibaut Courtois for the Toffees' second of the game. The winger was a persistent thorn in the Blues' defence all game.

His resurgence will come as a welcome boost for Martinez, who will hope his Belgian star can rediscover the form that once saw him become one of the most dangerous attacking players in the league and inspire Everton to a high finish.

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