Martinez calls for window changes

29 August 2013 08:32

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has refused to comment on the latest round of speculation concerning key players Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

A fresh report has claimed that Baines has told Everton he wishes to leave for Manchester United while it has also been suggested the Old Trafford club are lining up a £38million bid for him and Fellaini.

Everton last week rejected a £28million joint offer for the duo from United as "derisory and insulting".

Speaking after watching Fellaini hit an extra-time winner against Stevenage in the Capital One Cup, Martinez said: "There are so many stories and I hope the authorities will look into it.

"It is a circus when the transfer window is open and the games are going on.

"If the competitive games weren't going on I could sit with you here and talk about transfer targets.

"At the moment I really feel for the game. We are concentrating on rumours too much. There is nothing to tell. If there is anything to tell we will tell our fans.

"We are working to try to add a few new faces in the window but I hope the authorities will look into it and don't allow this to happen again.

"Next season will be even worse with the period of transfers and the games overlapping."

While Everton might be bracing themselves from a renewed approach from United, Martinez still has no doubt over the pair's commitment.

Source: PA