All the Everton eyes in the Transfer Tavern are firmly focused on the Copa Del Rey final between Sevilla and Barcelona tonight. While that may be down to the Spaniards’ trouncing of arch rivals Liverpool recently, reports from the Daily Telegraph may also play part.
They claims the Merseysiders will hold talks with Sevilla manager Unai Emery about the prospect of him taking over from Roberto Martinez ahead of the new season.
The Toffees soured on Martinez earlier this month after what was a frustrating campaign in the Premier League, finishing only 11th despite boasting one of the more talented squads in the division.
It was a sour end to season where mounting fan frustration was one of the sewing motifs.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is thought to have been a major target, though it has recently come apparent the Dutchman will remain on the South Coast for at least another season.
The former Barcelona defender has been mooted as a potential candidate for the job at Arsenal next term.
Now, the Merseyside outfit are understood to have approached the Spaniard after he led Los Nervionenses to a third successive Europa League title, ironically at the expense of fierce rivals Liverpool.
Talks are believed to commence within the next 72 hours, after the La Liga side clash with Barcelona in Madrid this evening.
While it is unclear whether or not the 44-year old is a top target, Everton will reportedly try and figure out what plans he has to move to England, if any at all.
In the past, West Ham United are thought to have viewed the former midfielder at close quarters, prior to appointing Slaven Bilic.
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