Everton boss Roberto Martinez has revealed that Kevin Mirallas may decide to leave Goodison Park if the club cannot reach a Champions League spot and may face a tough task convincing him to stay, Daily Star reports.
The 27-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal and is seen as a key member of the squad, but has put his future in doubt after admitting that he would wait until his contract is closer to expiring before deciding what to do next.
Martinez is hoping he can lead them out of their recent slump which now sees them sit in 13th place, well away from their goal of retaining a spot for any European competition.
A win against West Bromwich Albion tonight will put them 15 points behind fourth place Manchester United, but still face a tough task to catch up given their inability to pick up a win in their last five league matches.
The Toffees boss knows Mirallas in still unsure over his future, but also ensured that his goal is still to earn a spot in Europe.
He said: “It is not as if his contract is up at the end of the season.
“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.
“It is normal. I don’t see him not doing anything now as a sign of anything.
“The contract talks are not a concern at all. It is a long, long contract from our point of view.
“We haven’t changed. The long-term ambition is to get into the Champions League and we will carry on working towards that.”