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Manchester United manager David Moyes has been linked with a swoop for the right-back, but the Toffees boss insists he wants him to stay at Goodison Park "for a long, long time"

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed rumours of a potential swoop for Seamus Coleman by Manchester United.

The right-back has impressed many with his displays this season, chipping in with a number of crucial goals, the latest coming as a last-minute winner over Cardiff as their bid for European football continues.

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There had been speculation that former Everton boss David Moyes would bring Coleman to Old Trafford in the close-season, but Martinez brushed aside any reports of contact between the two clubs.

"It must be a different Seamus Coleman because we've never had any talks with anyone," he is quoted as saying by The Liverpool Echo.

"Seamus has had a very good season, we want that to continue and in the next 10 games we want him to carry on with the same levels.

"He's a very, very important player at Everton and we want him to stay here for a long, long time."

Coleman has scored a total of six goals in 26 Premier League outings this season, and has racked up 133 appearances in all competitions since arriving on Merseyside from Sligo Rovers for a reported £60,000 in January 2009.

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