Related

Article

Martinez rejects McCarthy bid reports

27 August 2013 10:46

Roberto Martinez has dismissed media speculation that Everton have tabled a bid for Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy.

Martinez has signed three players who played under him at Wigan - Antolin Alcaraz, Arouna Kone and Joel Robles – since swapping the DW Stadium for Goodison Park in June.

Republic of Ireland international McCarthy has been linked to follow in the footsteps of his three former team-mates, but Martinez has rejected reports he has made an offer for the 22-year-old

The Everton manager confirmed: "There has been no bid made.

"I think it's quite easy to understand that James is a player I signed at a young age and I've got huge admiration for him, so it doesn't take anyone to create a little bit of a story.

"But there has been no bid."

Martinez also stated at a press conference on Tuesday that there has been no further contact with Manchester United after Everton last week rejected a "derisory and insulting" bid from the Premier League champions for two of the club's players, widely reported to be Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

Sponsored links

Saturday 1 August

Friday 31 July

23:52
23:23
22:46
19:39
19:27
19:03
19:02
18:33
18:21
17:34
17:20
17:01
16:31
15:56
15:35
15:27
13:06
12:59
12:47
12:38
12:16
11:46
11:00
09:28
07:40
07:18
07:02
05:23
05:14
05:00
04:33
04:27
03:50
03:46
02:13
01:18
01:10
00:53

Thursday 30 July

23:57
23:49
23:26
23:03
22:56
22:47
22:44
21:51
19:30
19:11
19:00
18:43
18:19
18:10
17:47
17:09
16:29
14:52
14:32
13:29
12:54
12:31
12:14
11:04
10:57
10:39
10:17
09:38
09:31
08:55
08:44
08:27
07:53
06:54
06:52
06:51
05:14
04:59
04:58
04:35
03:56
03:54
03:03
02:58
02:35
01:12
01:10
01:07
01:04
00:14
00:10

Facebook