Everton are getting closer to the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo as new manager, according to talkSPORT.
Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri has made former Wolves boss his main target to replace Carlo Ancelotti and personal terms talks are underway.
Nuno’s side expect a formal, written contract offer to arrive within the next 48 hours, with the 47-year-old in pole position to become Everton’s new boss.
Santo was about to move to Crystal Palace before being alerted to Everton’s interest.
It is understood that the Toffees have evaluated a number of candidates after Ancelotti’s shock return to Real Madrid last week, including former manager David Moyes.
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The Scotsman, however, recently put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension at West Ham, paving the way for Nuno to join the Merseyside team.
One potential stumbling block is the influence of Nuno’s agent Jorge Mendes, who played a major role behind the scenes at Molineux.
Santo is said to be Everton’s sixth permanent manager in the past five years.