The Spaniard is desperate to secure a top-class centre-forward over the winter to boost his side’s pursuit of European qualification, and is thought to have grown frustrated by the former Rangers man’s below par displays.
After making a blistering start to life in the Premier League, the 28-year-old’s form has dipped dramatically, leading to an extended period away from the Toffees first-team, both last season and this term.
Rumours suggest that West Ham are keen to offer the Croatian a new setting to get his career back on track, but the London club are only willing to sanction a loan switch.
Martinez is hopeful that he can sell Jelavic and use the funds to aid his pursuit of a replacement.
He currently has Romelu Lukaku leading the line, but the burly Belgian is set to return to parent club Chelsea at the end of the season.
A loan swoop for former Tottenham and Fulham ace Clint Dempsey has been mooted as a potential short-term fix in the New Year.
The American international is free to make a three-month move during the MLS off-season, and is keen to do so in a bid to maintain his fitness ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
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