Report: Everton confident of Koeman capture this weekend

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

The Southampton boss will reportedly be offered huge wages and transfer funds to move to Everton.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton are confident of securing Southampton manager Ronald Koeman by the end of this weekend, reports the Mirror.

Everton are currently without a manager, having sacked Roberto Martinez one game before the end of this past season.

Everton manager Roberto MartinezEx-Everton manager Roberto Martinez

A number of names have been linked with the position, with Southampton manager Ronald Koeman thought to be chief among them.

At one stage it had appeared they would miss out on the Dutchman when an extended stay on the South Coast looked more likely.

However, the Blues have been persistent in their hunt of Koeman and now chairman Bill Kenwright is confident of having a deal wrapped up for him by the end of this weekend.

Everton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the standsEverton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the stands

According to the Mirror, shareholder Farhad Moshiri has offered to double his wages to £7million-a-year, as well as offering huge transfer funds to transform the squad at Goodison Park.

He will be offered as much as £100million, and well as any money from the likely sale of Romelu Lukaku, while a new stadium is also on the cards to act as a further incentive for him.

Firs though, a deal must be struck with Southampton, who Everton will have to pay as much as £3million in compensation before they can secure Koeman.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

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