Martinez dismisses Everton exit talk for Coleman

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 rumors 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 the club's bid for European football continues.

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 in January 2009.