Everton are moving closer to appointing Sam Allardyce as their new manager as talks continue to progress positively.
That is despite reports in Portugal suggesting Everton interest in Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca.
Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth is expected to take charge of Wednesday night’s Premier League home meeting with West Ham United.
But the club may even be in a position to confirm Allardyce as Ronald Koeman’s successor before that game.
Koeman was sacked by Everton on 23 October after the club slipped to 18th in the Premier League following a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal.