Ronald Koeman and his agent have reportedly travelled to Merseyside for talks over the vacant managerial position at Everton.
The Toffees are looking for a new boss after sacking Roberto Martinez last month and are understood to have made Koeman their number one target.
It was reported last week that Koeman was set to sign a new two-year contract with Southampton, but it would appear he first wants to hear the plans of Everton.
De Telegraf published a story on Thursday morning that Everton were persisting with their interest in Koeman, with Voetball International reporting a similar line.
Dutch journalist Tim de Wit then tweeted that Koeman’s agent Rob Jansen is en route to Merseyside.
The Liverpool Echo say Everton are prepared to offer Koeman in the region of £6million-a-year to take the job and are also willing to pay the £3.8million it would require to buy Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi out of his contract at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Koeman said after the final game of the season that talks would take place over his future at St Mary’s, where he felt he had got the most out of the resources available to him.
“What we did this season, it’s maybe more than the maximum we can do as a team, and a big compliment to the players.”