Roberto Martinez has kept his cards close to his chest regarding Everton’s possible interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon on a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
“What we want to see is Aaron enjoying his football in the next seven games and see where that takes us," Martinez said. “Since day one when he arrived, he has wanted to contribute and be a part of the team."
Although the Spanish boss did say that Lennon has been excellent during his loan spell at the club so far, he was non-committal about whether the deal would become a more long-term agreement.
A report in the Telegraph this week has suggested that Everton are interested in Lennon and they could make his transfer permanent for a fee of £6 million.
Spurs are thought to be keen to cash-in on the England international, who they feel is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, with expectations rising.
At Everton, Lennon has done reasonably well so far and his performance against Queens Park Rangers in the Toffees' most recent fixture was his most impressive to date.
It suggests that he is starting to become sharper after being exposed to first-team football and he will be hoping to continue to shine until the end of the campaign, as Everton look to climb up the Premier League table.