Date: 15th January 2016 at 12:07pm
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Everton manger, Roberto Martinez says that a deal to sell Steven Naismith to a Premier League club has been agreed and the Liverpool Echo report that club is Norwich City.

However, Martinez says that the decision will rest with the player, himself.

Martinez told The Echo: “There has been no approach (from Swansea). There has been another Premier League club that has made a lot of progress in that respect.

“Everything is more or less agreed in terms of a possible transfer.

“But the situation with Steven Naismith is that he has a knock on his ankle, and that’s why he hasn’t been involved (lately).

“At the moment, the priority is to see Steven fully fit and available and then probably we will have a sitdown and decide the next step.”

Asked if the decision was now in Naismith’s hands, the Blues boss responded: “It is up to a point, but it has to be right for everyone.

“We are open to the Steven Naismith situation because in the last days of the previous window it’s an open secret Steven wanted to know about is future, and at that time we couldn’t replace him and it wasn’t right to do that.

“That’s been there since day one on January 1. It’s never been a question of welcoming approaches and offers, it’s making sure we sit down with the player and he’s clear with the next step of his career.

“The promise was we would review it in the next window and see how he is. Steven is in a position where he hasn’t played as much as he would have liked as a senior player.

“It’s only fair and honest that we review the situation and then a decision is made.

“It’s very much in the player’s hands to be able to make the right call.”

Come on Steven, get yourself to Norfolk, you’ll love it.


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