Everton star responds to Man United transfer speculation
By Harvey Byrne
Everton star Seamus Coleman has shared that he has heard nothing about a move to Manchester United following late speculation.
Local news outlet the Manchester Evening News had reported on Monday that odds had slashed on the 28-year-old right-back to make a move to the Red Devils to 1/3.
However, Coleman has responded by saying that he has not become aware of any interest from the famous club and that he is focused on Everton’s Wednesday fixture against Stoke.
“It is that time of year,” started Coleman, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“I haven’t heard about the story. I am preparing for a game on Wednesday and that is all I am concentrating on.”
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Coleman has been at Everton for eight years now after joining the club in the 2009 winter window from Sligo Rovers for £60,000.
He has often been linked with Manchester United after starring in 240 appearances for the Toffees during his time at the club.
However, with his contract set to expire in 2019, as well being a regular for Everton still, it is unlikely that Ronald Koeman will allow him to leave on deadline day.
Football Insider verdict:
Coleman is a star for Everton and the club won’t be selling him to a direct rival at this stage of the window. A move from Manchester United would have been ridiculous at this time in January. The Toffees are no longer desperate for money after their takeover in the summer, while it would take a silly amount of cash for the club to even consider letting Coleman leave. It is almost guaranteed that no move will be completed between the two clubs during this window. However, Jose Mourinho may make an attempt in the summer to sign him and the odds drop could have come slightly early.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees are to sanction this deadline day loan move.