Everton boss Roberto Martinez's response when asked if he is interested in signing Begovic


Everton are reportedly interested in signing Asmir Begovic from Chelsea.

Roberto Martinez has remained coy after being asked about Everton’s reported interest in Asmir Begovic at his press conference this morning, which was broadcast on Everton’s official Youtube channel.

The Sun have suggested that Everton are interested in signing Begovic from Chelsea.

However, Martinez said that he would not be commenting on transfer rumours, as he did not want to unsettle his ‘focused’ squad.

"There's nothing to comment," Martinez said. "As I said, we have been working for two thirds of the season. There is no point for us to speak about any players. The window is closed and the squad is focused on the league."

Everton are believed to be interested in signing a new goalkeeper in the summer as they have not had a settled number one all season.

Tim Howard’s performances have been error-prone throughout the campaign, while Martinez seems to have reservations over utilising Joel Robles as his first choice for the long term.

Begovic, meanwhile, could be available as he has struggled for appearances ever since moving to Chelsea last summer.

Begovic has failed to displace Thibaut Courtois in Chelsea’s goal, and he has only played 11 Premier League matches for the London club so far when the Belgian international was out injured.

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