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05/09/2013: Everton boss Roberto Martinez is set to begin contract talks with left-back Leighton Baines, reportedly a target for United all summer, following the closure of the transfer window. "When the window is open I think it's the wrong time to speak about those things and so we hadn't discussed it," Martinez said. "But, now the window is closed, we are going to look into all the players in the squad and see where their contracts are up to."
05/09/2013: Cesc Fabregas has reportedly told The Sun that he never had any intention of leaving Barcelona, his boyhood club, for United. "United never spoke with me," the former Arsenal midfielder said. "Obviously when a club wants you, they have to do it with the club and they don't necessarily have to speak to the player. I've paid out of my pocket to play for Barça. I earned more at Arsenal. There are dreams and this was mine since I was a child."
04/09/2013: Athletic Club midfielder Ander Herrera insists he never wanted to leave Bilbao despite reports the Reds may renew their interest in January. The Spaniard told a press conference: "At no point did I see myself leaving. The only option, like the president said, was to pay my release clause. I never reached an agreement with United. It is an honour that United made an offer for me and that Athletic want me."
04/09/2013: Te Interesa claims Cristiano Ronaldo's contract renewal talks at Real Madrid could be seriously affected by the departure of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal. The former United star is reported to have said yesterday: "The exit of Ozil is very bad news for me. He was the player who best knew my moves in front of goal."
04/09/2013: Fabio Coentrao is said to have been in tears when hearing of a move to United fall through towards the end of the deadline. The Real Madrid full-back was with the Portugal camp and Record