Everton latest: Featuring Martinez and Fellaini

All the news and gossip from the past seven days at Goodison Park.

Roberto Martinez has held talks with Everton officials about becoming the new manager at the club after he informed Wigan Athletic he would not be staying at the DW Stadium. Martinez met with Bill Kenwright to discuss taking over from David Moyes at the end of the season when the Scot moves to Old Trafford.

However Everton are keen to pursue all avenues and still have several other names on the shortlist.

Maraoune Fellaini has moved to cool any talk of him following Moyes to Manchester United this summer. He has also been linked with Chelsea as Everton failed to make the Champions League this season. The 25-year-old Belgian described all the talk as ‘blah, blah, blah’ and insisted he was not actively seeking a departure from Goodison Park.

It is reported that Phil Neville will however make the move to Old Trafford to work with Moyes. The former United player is reportedly expected to replace Rene Meulensteen as the new first-team coach with Steve Round, Chris Woods and Robbie Cooke also expected to leave Everton to take up jobs at the coaching staff in Manchester.

Everton have apologised over a lack of consultation with the clubs fans over the design of a new club crest. The new badge no longer accommodates the Latin Motto ‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum’ or the two wreaths as they went for a more ‘modern’ approach.

Over 22,000 fans signed an online petition in protest at the new badge and although it will not be changed for the upcoming season the club announced they will be in close consultation over a change ahead of the 2014-15 season.

Three Everton players featured in the friendly between England and Republic of Ireland last night; with Seamus Coleman shining above the pack. He set up Shane Long’s opening goal with a delightful right-wing cross while Phil Jagielka had a mixed game at the back for England. Leighton Baines came on in the second half for Ashley Cole.

Everton will represent the Premier League alongside Chelsea in a US super tournament this summer. The competition will include teams such as Juventus, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Real Madrid with The Toffees campaign starting on the 31st July against Juventus.

Finally and Leroy Fer insists he would still like to sign for Everton if the opportunity arose this summer. The Dutch international agreed a fee and personal terms with the club in January but failed a medical and the plug was pulled on the deal. But now the FC Twente midfielder has revealed the club stayed in touch with him throughout the past five months and he feels he has proved his fitness sufficiently.

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