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Everton boss Martinez tightlipped on bid for Wigan's McCarthy

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is tightlipped on their pursuit of Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy.

The midfielder is being linked with Everton as a replacement for Manchester United target Marouane Fellaini.

On McCarthy, he said: "I've had conversations but not in a formal way. I don't want to be disrespectful. He is a Wigan player and I won't speak publicly about something.

"But it's an open secret that I am a big admirer of him."

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