Martinez: Naismith decision soon

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says a decision will made on the future of reported Norwich target Steven Naismith soon as the January transfer window looms.

The Scotland international was the subject of a £7 million bid from the Canaries during the off-season, but Martinez turned them down as he felt there was insufficient time to find an adequate replacement.

Naismith has struggled to break into the first team this term due to the form of Romelu Lukaku, Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu, with the former Rangers forward managing just four Premier League starts.

Reports in the English media claim the Norfolk outfit have rekindled their interest in the 29-year-old, with a deal being agreed in principle.

Martinez fully expects their league rivals to return with a new offer next month and confirmed he will sit down with Naismith in the coming days to discuss the way forward.

"We all know that Norwich showed their interest in the previous window and it was something that I am sure was going to come out again in January," the Spaniard told his club's official website.

"Steven has been working really hard and has been unfortunate to be out of the team because of the of form of other players in those forward positions.

"Clearly in January we will sit down and know exactly what the future holds for Steven and what is the best interests for both parties."

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