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Everton ace set for showdown talks

Nikica Jelavić

Nikica Jelavic is hoping to hold talks with new Everton manager Roberto Martinez this week about his future at Goodison Park, according to the Daily Mirror. 

The Croatian striker has flown back to Merseyside following an extended summer break, and will immediately seek to hold talks with Martinez over where he stands.

Jelavic has been left concerned by the signing of Arouna Kone from Wigan, and is worried about being second choice striker at the club in a World Cup year.

The former Rangers man will be seek assurances that he is part of Martinez’s plans, and will be given regular first team action next season, otherwise he is likely to seek a move away from Goodison Park.

Jelavic joined from Rangers for £5.5million in January 2012, and exploded onto the Premier League scene. The Croatian bagged nine Premier League goals before the end of the season that year, although last season proved a different story, with just five goals in total.

His poor form last season saw him dropped in favour of Victor Anichebe, and led to public criticism from former manager David Moyes, who claimed his team’s lack of a striker capable of scoring between 10 and 15 goals cost the Toffees European football.

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