Everton boss confirms move for Leeds Utd defender

Reports have suggested that a move to Goodison Park for the 22-year-old is close, but Martinez insists there is still work to do to seal the deal.

“As you can imagine there has been an approach,” Martinez said. “That’s where the confirmation came from Leeds United, but there is nothing else to comment on.

“At the moment you have to be very, very careful. There has been an initial approach – an initial step – but from there to having conclusive news for our fans is a long gap still.”