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Matty Foulds has 'clear path' to Everton first team - Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez explains Everton must ride their momentum against Bournemouth.

LIVERPOOL -- New Everton signing Matty Foulds is a rare talent who will be given a "clear path" to the first team at Goodison Park, manager Roberto Martinez says.

Foulds will join the Toffees in January after a £225,000 deal was agreed with League Two side Bury.

The 17-year-old has made only two senior appearances in cup competitions for his current club, for whom he has yet to make his league debut.

Martinez, though, feels that Foulds' potential -- and his ability as a left-footed central defender...

 By Mike Whalley

Leighton Baines 'ready' for Everton but Roberto Martinez to be cautious

In many Premier League grounds there is little room for players like Everton's Leighton Baines to deliver a corner.
Leighton Baines has scored 23 league goals for Everton.

LIVERPOOL -- Roberto Martinez says that Everton need to help Leighton Baines overcome the fear of further injury before restoring him to the team.

Baines, 30, has not played a competitive match since May because of an ankle problem that needed two operations.

The left-back was on the verge of a return after his first bout of surgery when he aggravated the injury in a freak training ground accident in August.

And Martinez admits that the club need to build up Baines' confidence before throwing him...

Gerard Deulofeu hoping to stay at Everton despite Barcelona clause

Everton's Ross Barkley bagged a brace in a 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.
Everton handed Aston Villa a 4-0 defeat as Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley each notched two goals.

Gerard Deulofeu has declared that he wants to stay with Everton even if Barcelona try to activate a buyout clause in his contract.

The winger left the Spanish champions to move to Goodison Park on a permanent deal in July, a year after completing a successful season-long loan stint with the Toffees.

However, when agreeing to sell Deulofeu, Barca insisted that they had the option to buy him back for €9 million -- around £6.3m -- at the end of this season.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez...