Wigan say Roberto Martinez will leave the club and it is believed that he will discuss the prospect of joining Everton this summer.
The Latics boss has been taking time out to consider his future following relegation from the Premier League, just days after helping the club lift the FA Cup at Wembley.
But he met with chairman Dave Whelan on Tuesday afternoon and, after a 25-minute discussion, it was revealed that the Spaniard would be leaving the DW Stadium after four years with the club.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is believed to have approached his Wigan counterpart at the end of last week about the prospect of talking to Martinez about the Goodison Park vacancy.
The 39-year-old is believed to be keen to discuss the prospect of taking charge of Everton and talks look likely to take place between both parties later in the week.
Everton need a new boss after David Moyes left to join Premier League champions Manchester United.