Jan 052016

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has ruled out listening to offers for Kevin Mirallas this month.

Monaco have reportedly targeted the Belgium international as he continues to cut a frustrated figure at Goodison Park heading towards this summer’s Euro 2016 finals.

Mirallas has made just two Premier League starts this season but Martinez reiterated that he foresees the 28-year-old having a more prominent impact for the Blues in the remainder of the campaign.

He said: “We are not open to offers – not at all.

“What we have seen with Kevin is that he signed a new contract in the summer and had a strong pre-season. We are in football to make decisions and we have really good attacking options.

“Kevin was unfortunate. He started the first game against Watford but then got a little niggle, a little injury. He then got the three game suspension.

“But the way he has been working the last few weeks earned him a start against Newcastle and I thought he did really well. I expect him to have a major influence in the second half of the season.

“If you take into consideration we have really good attacking players in our team and really good options going forward, there is still the opportunity for every player to use good moments of form to help the team.

“Kevin is a big part of that as he showed against Newcastle.”

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