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Martinez wants new Traore deal

Roberto Martinez has not lost faith in Lacina Traore, whose initial loan spell with Everton yielded a total of just 62 first-team minutes.

The Goodison boss is keen to secure another loan deal for the 23-year-old striker, who is on the books of French club Monaco.

Traore moved to Everton in January but struggled with a hamstring problem which meant his appearances were limited to outings against Swansea and Hull.

The Ivory Coast player scored in a 3-1 win over Swansea and Martinez views the six-foot, eight-inch tall player as one of his striking options for the new season.

Martinez remains uncertain about the immediate future of another loanee, Romelu Lukaku, who may not return to Merseyside following the World Cup.

The 21-year-old Belgian, who netted 16 times last season, remains a Chelsea player and may choose to play elsewhere in 2014/15.

Regarding the availability of Traore, Martinez said: "At the moment we are still talking with Monaco. With Lacina, it is a three-way conversation and it will go a bit further down the line before we take a final decision.

"But we always wanted Lacina to be with us and to play his football with us, and that hasn't changed at all."

As for Lukaku, Everton's Spanish manager added: "Romelu had an incredible season. He is a young man who matured immensely.

"We know the potential of Rom and Chelsea have been very good with the player and we have been really close with our relationship. We need to find out where we are and there is nothing more to comment.

"Every time we spoke about Rom's situation it was very clear that he wanted to go to the World Cup and then make a decision. Obviously it is not going to take too long from now on."