Coyle confirms Kone wants Martinez reunion at Everton

New Wigan boss Owen Coyle has confirmed that striker Arouna Kone is set to leave the DW Stadium, with a reunion with former boss Roberto Martinez at Everton on the cards according to Goal.com.

Interest in Kone from the Premier League is thought to be high, with Swansea, Norwich, Everton and Liverpool all thought to be keen on the former Levante star, but Goodison Park appears to be the player’s preferred destination.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Coyle said: “I’m led to believe through his representative that Everton is the club he wants to join. It’s not rocket science to say that Arouna Kone will probably leave at some point this week. There have been a number of offers in for him.

“There is no problem, he goes with our blessing because I need players who need to be at Wigan. If his heart’s elsewhere then he’s no good to me.”

Kone won an FA Cup winners’ medal with Wigan last season, but the Latics were relegated from the Premier League, and Kone has been vocal about his desire to return to the top flight.

Roberto Martinez took over at Everton following David Moyes’ departure for Man United, and witnessed first hand Kone’s impressive first season in England, where he netted 11 goals.

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