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Everton on alert with several clubs tracking Kevin Mirallas

Everton and Belgium winger Kevin Mirallas is being linked with a move away from Merseyside with several big teams interested in securing his services.

The 27-year-old is being touted as the possible replacement for Germany winger Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund, while Spurs and Atletico Madrid are also believed to be keeping tabs on the Everton star.

Mirallas will be entering the final year of his contract this summer following his £6 million move from Greek side Olympiakos in 2012. But Everton do have the option to renew his contract by a further year that will take him up to 2017 and Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not want to sell.

The Belgium winger has reportedly told the club that contract talks will have to wait until the summer as he is keen to evaluate his options before committing to the Toffees.

Roberto Martinez says Everton must satisfy the ambitions of Mirallas if he is to remain a Blue: “Kevin is happy with his football but I think it is only normal to see where we are as a football club before he signs a new contract or decides what he wants to do.

“Kevin is on a long-term contract. It is not as if his contract is up at the end of the season. I don’t see him not signing now as a sign of anything. It doesn’t make any difference whether you have a two year deal or a six year deal nowadays. If you want to move on you will do it whether you have a long term or short term contract.”

Mirallas has been one of many outstanding Belgian’s in the Premier League since his arrival at Goodison Park in 2012, making 89 appearances in all competitions and scoring 25 goals, including an impressive free-kick against West Ham in the FA Cup in which Everton went out on penalties last Tuesday.

With Marco Reus appearing likely to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer, the Bundesliga side will need to replace to German talisman and Jurgen Klopp has looked at the Everton man as an ideal replacement.

Dortmund won’t be the only side looking at Mirallas and The Telegraph have reported that the North London club have already made an enquiry and offered winger Aaron Lennon as part of the deal.

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