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January Sales

Martinez admits there's 'a lot of interest' in out-of-favour Irish pair McGeady and Gibson

The Toffees boss is not under any financial pressure to sell either player this month, however.

EVERTON MANAGER ROBERTO Martinez insists the club will not be forced into selling any of their biggest names but revealed there have been approaches for Ireland duo Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady.

The pair are out of favour at Goodison Park and both look likely to leave the Toffees this month in bids to find regular first team football and improve their chances of featuring in Martin O’Neill’s squad at Euro 2016.

“We have a lot of interest in Gibson and McGeady,” said Martinez. “We need to consider next step carefully. They have not had enough minutes and need to be active.

“We are going to look into it. We don’t rely on selling players to balance the books.

We will make football decisions from window to window to make sure we are a stronger team.”

Norwich City v Everton - Barclays Premier League - Carrow Road PA Archive / Press Association Images Darron Gibson has struggled with injuries during his time at Everton. PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Everton have already completed the signing of Switzerland youth international Shani Tarashaj this month and Martinez is excited by his talent.

“He’s really clever. He plays in between the lines, has an eye for goal and will fit in really well to the way we want to play at this club,” he said of Tarashaj, who has returned to Grasshopper Zurich on loan.

“He is one of the best Swiss talents, a really good signing for us. We have a good relationship with Grasshoppers.”

Everton face Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup third-round on Saturday afternoon.

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