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EVER­TON chief Roberto Martinez be­lieves he has won his bat­tle to keep hold of Marouane Fel­laini.

Both Man United and Arse­nal have been con­sid­er­ing a move for the Blues mid­fielder.

Bel­gian star Fel­laini, 25, has a £23mil­lion re­lease clause in his con­tract which ex­pires tonight.

And with Ever­ton on tour in the US, it looks as though Fel­laini’s mini-dead­line day will come and go with­out that clause be­ing trig­gered.

That will mean Ever­ton can ward off po­ten­tial suit­ors be­fore the trans­fer dead­line on Septem­ber 2 with a val­u­a­tion of up to £30m.

The Tof­fees will now turn their fo­cus to ty­ing in-de­mand full-back Leighton Baines to a new con­tract.

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