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Everton boss Martinez in dark over Arsenal, Chelsea rumours for Stones

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has dismissed interest from Arsenal and Chelsea in defender John Stones.

Martinez insisted he did not know about the interest in Stones, who was a £3million buy from Barnsley in January 2013 and is being tipped as an outsider for England's World Cup squad after a series of increasingly impressive displays this season.

"No, I haven't heard about (that)," said Martinez. 'We won't send players on loan either.

"It's a good sign. It's not bad for a young man who's just beginning his career."

He added: "Stones has been phenomenal."

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