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No bids for Howard from Rapids, says Martinez

Goalie's future yet to be decided

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The rumors that Tim Howard could be on the move to the MLS seem unfounded. Everton manager Roberto Martinez said after the loss yesterday to Swansea City that the Colorado Rapids have not made any contact with the Blues regarding veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard.

We had reported last week that the Rapids were rumored to be trying to sign Howard after they failed to sign USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya. After Colorado netminder Clint Irwin was sold to Toronto FC, the rumors about Howard gathered momentum.

However, now it appears Martinez has quashed all talk about the goalie leaving, for now.

"No at the moment there is nothing. there is nothing to comment on."

Martinez responded when asked by the Liverpool Echo about the future of the 36-year-old goalkeeper.

The veteran goalie has made over 400 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, but has struggled over the last two seasons with fans getting more and more vocal that the U.S international be removed from his starting spot in favor of Joel Robles.

However, manager Roberto Martinez continues to be Howard's No. 1 fan and has stuck with him despite all the criticism and poor play. Now it's looking like the American will continue to be Everton's starter until the end of this season.