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Martinez unsure about Mirallas' future

Talk about the Belgians' trasnfer situation is already becoming a saga

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Roberto Martinez concedes he does not know whether Kevin Mirallas has a long-term future at Everton but insists the forward is happy at the club.

Mirallas' future has been brought into question ever since he publicly declared his desire to play in the Champions League next season.

He then further alienated the fans with his missed penalty against West Brom, taking the ball off regular spot-kick taker Leighton Baines in the process.

He was linked with a move to Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window, while only this week reports claimed a possible swap deal could be agreed with Tottenham and Aaron Lennon.

Martinez, while admitting he is unsure what will happen in the summer, insists there is no rift between himself and the 27-year-old and say he is happy at the club.

"The total honest truth is that we don't know what's going to happen in the future.

"I heard somewhere that he had one year left, and that it was a bit of an unsettled situation. But that's not the case. He has two years left.

"When you see Kevin on the pitch, he's someone who brings a real desire to score goals. He brings a goalscoring threat that is quite special.

"All I want is for Kevin to enjoy his football and to carry on performing well. I don't think there's ever been an issue.

"Sometimes there's been so much said on the outside. But Kevin's been working really hard. He had a bit of an injury not long ago, and that probably affected the very good level of performances that he's had."