Everton boss Roberto Martinez has ruled out the sale of defender Seamus Coleman as he is a part of the club’s new generation.
There has been speculation that Manchester United boss David Moyes, who managed Everton previously, was planning a £15m transfer for the 25-year-old right back.
However Martinez has no intention of letting the Republic of Ireland international leave Goodison Park.
“It must be a different Seamus Coleman because we’ve not had a conversation with anyone,” he was quoted by BBC.
“He’s becoming an important player, we want Seamus to stay for a long time.”
Coleman has made 107 appearances in the English Premier League since joining the Toffees for £60,000 back in 2009, and has become a one of the first names on Martinez’s team sheet.
He only missed two games this season as well as chipping in with six goals to aid his team’s challenge for a place in Europe.
“We have a new generation coming through, we want to keep the senior players for as long as we can,” added Martinez.
“We will always reward young players who do well and as they change their role within the squad it is only normal to be rewarded.”