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​Martinez wants influential Mirallas to stay at Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is keen for Kevin Mirallas to remain at Goodison Park as reports of interest from Monaco continue.

Mirallas only signed a new three-year contract at Everton in August and when asked if an approach for Mirallas would be welcomed, the Spaniard said: "No, not at all.

"Kevin signed a new contract in the summer. He had a really strong pre-season. We allow football to make decisions. We've got really good attacking options and Kevin was unfortunate.

"He started the first game against Watford and from there he had a little injury, he got a three-game suspension, but the way he's been working in the last few weeks earned him a start against Newcastle and he did really well.

"I expect Kevin to have a major influence in the second half of the season."

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