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Everton's hunt for a new manager has taken a fresh twist with reports that the club are set to open talks with Sevilla boss Unai Emery this week.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Everton hope to talk to Emery in the next 72 hours in order to establish whether he is interested in succeeding Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park.

The former Valencia and Spartak Moscow boss has previously spoken of his desire to manage in the Premier League and can speak English.

He was linked with a move to West Ham last summer before Slaven Bilic replaced Sam Allardyce at Upton Park.

Emery has been a huge success at Sevilla, winning three successive Europa League titles, most recently last week's 3-1 win against Liverpool in Basel.

The 44-year-old also guided the club to two successive fifth place finishes in La Liga in his first two seasons in charge before a seventh place finish this campaign.

The news has seen Emery become the new favourite for the top job at Goodison Park ahead of Frank de Boer, Manuel Pellegrini, Ronald Koeman and David Moyes.