Speaking on Radio Continental, Martino confirmed that the Blues defender is one of the players he is very keen to involve in Rio in August as well as the Copa Copa América in June.
Coinciding with Euro2016, Funes Mori's participation in the Copa América would be less problematic than the Olympics which overlap the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
“We are thinking about (Ramiro) Funes Mori for the [Olympic] Games. We have to see if Everton will allow this but we wish that he plays in the two competitions.”
“We spoke with Roberto Martínez and it's a possibility.”
Martinez was asked about the situation in a press conference this morning and he confirmed that he had had discussions with Martino.
"[I haven't had an opportunity to speak with the player [about this]. I've had two conversations with Tata Martino," the Blues boss said, "and there is an interest in making Ramiro one of the over-23 players going to the Olympic Games.
"So we need to find out a bit more and see where we are at the end of the season. Obviously, there is the Copa America as well so we'll have to see how things progress."
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1 Posted 12/04/2016 at 07:11:27
2 Posted 12/04/2016 at 09:06:39
3 Posted 12/04/2016 at 10:10:03
The big trouble is that whilst Kenwright continues to call the shots on the football front I'm sure that was in the partial sale deal he will see this season's 'two cup semis' as partial success. Although, having said that, the c £15M drop in 'points bonus' since 2013-14 may not appeal to the new 'half-owner'.
But to start next season? Yes, lump on if you can find a market!
4 Posted 12/04/2016 at 10:10:12
5 Posted 12/04/2016 at 10:32:48
He has proven to be a great signing by Martinez, something that Roberto should be given credit for.
A lot of Roberto's signings seem to be good buys, all that we need now is one final good buy...... The Goodbye!
6 Posted 12/04/2016 at 10:36:58
7 Posted 12/04/2016 at 10:59:25
8 Posted 12/04/2016 at 12:18:18
9 Posted 12/04/2016 at 13:11:52
10 Posted 12/04/2016 at 14:53:39
Being in the FA Cup Semi-Final is a irrelevance when it comes to deciding whether he should be sacked or not! The only things to consider are: is 14th good enough!
12 Posted 12/04/2016 at 16:36:36
It won't affect whether Martinez will or won't be with us next season.
15 Posted 13/04/2016 at 06:13:45
Of course we should let him take this great opportunity and if we don't we may end up with another unhappy player and another transfer request. If we can't manage without him for a few weeks, we've not got quite the strength in depth Martinez continually brags about, have we?
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