Roberto Martinez unfazed by player exit speculation

Martinez unfazed by player exit speculation
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is confident of keeping key players such as Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has insisted that he is not concerned about reports linking his key players with moves away from the club.

The Spaniard said that he remains confident of keeping his squad together despite speculation over the future of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

"This is the moment of having speculation, having talks and clubs looking around. I see it as a real compliment - you don't get that if you don't perform well," he told Sky Sports News.

"We are Everton and we want to keep our best performers and we have got our own aims and that is very clear.

"We are not losing any sleep over that [speculation]. We are really focused and trying to work as well as we can as a group, making sure that every day counts towards where we want to get."

Martinez claimed his first win as Everton boss this evening, defeating Accrington Stanley 4-1 in a pre-season friendly.

Everton's Leighton Baines celebrates a goal against West Brom on January 30, 2013
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