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Everton To Offer Seamus Coleman New Deal To Keep Defender Away From Premier League Rivals

Irishman’s current contract at Goodison Park expires in 2018. 

Everton head coach Roberto Martinez plans to offer in-demand right-back Seamus Coleman a bumper new deal at Godison Park at the end of the season in order to ward off interest in the player from the likes of Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The Republic of Ireland international is currently enjoying a fine campaign for the high-flying Toffees, having registered seven goals and one assist in total in his 31 matches in all competitions.

And now Martinez wants to reward the full back for those eye-catching displays by extending his stay on Merseyside beyond the summer of 2018.

“We won’t offer encouragement to any club over Seamus. He is on a long-term contract and we want to ensure we grow together and we need players like Seamus,” said the Spaniard.

“Yes, it is the intention to offer him a new contract. We are already thinking about Seamus, Ross (Barkley) and John Stones. We want to reward them, even James McCarthy.

“That is something we will look at this summer. They are players with long-term contracts. It is not a decision just to keep them at the club; it just highlights the next step of their development and rewards them for their performances.

“Seamus has got a long-term contract. James and Ross are the same. But we want to reward them.”