Roberto Martinez comments on reports Everton are set for a takeover

Everton are believed to be close to a takeover worth £200 million.

Roberto Martinez has told TalkSPORT that there is nothing to update Everton fans on, regarding a reported takeover bid.

BBC Sport suggested that Everton were coming close to a £200 million, with John Jay Moores and Charles Noell reportedly set to buy the Merseyside club.

The American duo have apparently wanted to buy a football club for some time, and they have now decided that Everton would be their best choice.

Martinez, however seems to have cooled suggestions that any takeover is imminent at the club, although he has made a guarantee that Bill Kenwright will only sanction a move which would benefit the side.

“I’ve been surprised there’s been a lot of talk about this,” Martinez said. “There’s nothing to mention.

“Our chairman loves Everton, and I can guarantee that anything that is going to happen is going to be good for the football club.

“I can guarantee that whatever is going to happen, the future is very bright for Everton.”

Kenwright has owned Everton since 1999, and there is no doubting that he holds the club dear to his heart.

Sections of Toffees supporters have occasionally criticised his ownership of the club, largely down to a lack of funding in the transfer market.

Moores, on the other hand, is said to be worth around £500 million (Independent), which could raise Everton’s spending power in the future, if the takeover does go through. 

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