Ivorian only interested in playing under Martinez again next season.
Everton have beaten Premier League rivals Newcastle United and Swansea City to the signature of Wigan Athletic front man Arouna Kone, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The Ivory Coast international only arrived at the DW stadium last August for just 3.5 million euros on a three-and-a-half-year contract from Liga outfit Levante.
And in his debut campaign in the top flight, the 29-year-old proved himself to be an accomplished Premier League finisher, finding the back of the net on 13 occasions in 38 matches in all competitions, including 11 strikes in his 34 league contests for the Latics, although despite those goals the club were still relegated to the Championship in May.
And now new Toffees head coach Roberto Martinez will once again be reunited with the player he brought to England last summer after the Merseysiders’ met Kone’s £5m release clause in his current deal with Wigan, with the attacker himself rejecting the opportunity to join either Newcastle or Swansea in order to play for the Spaniard again at Goodison Park next season.