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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has rubbished claims Seamus Coleman is on his way to Manchester United and insists the defender will form part of the club’s new generation.

Reports suggested the Republic of Ireland international, who is having his best season at Goodison Park and is the club’s second-highest scorer with seven goals, was in advanced talks to be reunited with former boss David Moyes at Old Trafford.

However, Martinez dismissed the speculation and said they were looking to reward the younger players who had progressed under his leadership.

‘It must be a different Seamus Coleman because we’ve not had a conversation with anyone,’ said the Spaniard.

‘Seamus has been having a very good season and we want that to continue and in the next 10 games it is important he carries on with the same levels he has shown, developing his football.

‘He is becoming a very important player at Everton and he will become a very important player for his national team and we want Seamus to be here for a very long time.’

Martinez has stressed previously that contract talks with a number of players will not be concluded until the end of the season because he wants the squad to focus on matters on the pitch.

Scaremongering in the media would not change that stance he said.

‘We always work very consistently behind the scenes, everything goes accordingly to the effort and performances of the players, and it is not down to media speculation,’ the manager added.

‘The players we have at the club now we have a clear strategy of how we want to keep this club together.

‘We have a new generation coming through, we want to keep the senior players for as long as we can.

‘It will not change for any media speculation. We will always reward young players who do well and as they change their role within the squad it is only normal to be rewarded.’

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