Everton are reportedly weighing up an approach for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini this summer, Super Deporte claim.
The Chilean trainer has been successful at the Etihad Stadium but will make way this summer for Pep Guardiola, who is set to move to Eastlands from Bayern Munich.
Pellegrini has led City to the Premier League title in the past and has also taken the club to the Champions League semi-finals this term – the furthest they have ever been in Europe.
Roberto Martinez is skating on thin ice after failing to lead Everton to a top-four challenge this season, despite having a prodigious young squad at his disposal.
Pressure has built on the Spaniard in recent weeks particularly, with the former Wigan boss potentially set to be relieved of his duties on Merseyside.
The report suggests that the Toffees will fight Valencia for Pellegrini’s services this summer, with the Chilean set to have plenty of offers of employment.