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Everton boss Martinez tells Man Utd target Baines: Don't leave us, icon!

Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits he doesn't want to lose star fullback Leighton Baines.

Baines has seen an opening bid of £12 million from Manchester United turned down by Everton.

"I think Leighton is more than a player, he is an icon," Martinez told the Everton website.

"He represents a lot about our football club and I am really, really excited about Leighton. This is a big season for him and for us as a club.

"When you are the left-back of this football club, and the level that he has been reaching over the last few years consistently, it shows me that he is the best left-back in the country. I can't wait to start working with him."

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