Roberto Martinez: Fellaini and Baines pursuit a circus
Roberto Martinez has called the transfer window "a footballing circus" after being questioned about Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
Manchester United are reported to be preparing a fresh offer after their £28m bid for the pair was rejected earlier this month.
The Everton boss declined to answer direct questions on the pair.
But he said of the transfer window: "It is becoming a bit of a footballing circus and it is not helping anyone."
He added: "I am sure the authorities will look at it and do something about it."
Everton called the joint bid "derisory and insulting", while Martinez labelled it a "waste of time", but reports have continued to suggest that both could reunite with former Toffees manager David Moyes.
He added: "There is a lot of speculation and stories, but once you have important games to prepare for, it is a bit of a farcical position that goes against the values we are trying to present in the Premier League.
"Unfortunately it is the reality of the game - I do feel a bit worried about it. It is not getting easier and it is not getting better."
Belgium midfielder Fellaini had a £23.5m release clause in his contract which expired at the end of July and Martinez has indicated the 25-year-old will not be allowed to leave for less than that figure.
After United had a £12m bid for left-back Baines, 28, rejected in June, they tabled a joint-bid of £28m for the pair - £16m for Fellaini and £12m for Baines.
Fellaini came off the bench and scored an extra-time winner in the 2-1 win over Stevenage in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, while Baines was an unused substitute.