BBC Sport - Roberto Martinez dismisses Ross Barkley 'rumours'
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- From the section Football
Everton manager Roberto Martinez dismisses reports linking midfielder Ross Barkley with a move to Manchester City as "rumours", but says the speculation is a "footballing compliment".
Everton face rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Saturday, and the Spaniard expects his side's defence to improve, admitting that it has been "poor" so far this season.