Ivorian hitman wants to be reunited with Martinez.
Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone is hoping to secure a move to Everton this summer in order to join up with former manager Roberto Martinez, Sky Sports reports.
Reports suggest that Martinez has already made an enquiry for the 29-year-old who has a release clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for a fee of £6 million.
Norwich and Swansea are also said to be interested in the Ivorian international, but the 11-goal striker has hinted that he is only interested in linking up with his former manager on Merseyside.
“You always have ambitions as a footballer, and I don’t intend to play in the English second division,” declared Kone in The Sun.
“Wigan have gone down, which is a real shame. It’s up to them to set out their stance about my situation. I aim to play for one of the best clubs in England, and I hope I will get the chance.
“I’ve had plenty of approaches, I can’t reveal the names of the clubs. But Crystal Palace have gone up, and from the moment a club is in the Premier League that is good for me.
“I’m under contract with Wigan for two more years. But if there is an offer that is good for both me and Wigan I will seek to leave.”