Roberto Martinez is believed to be an admirer of the German winger, who can also operate as the main striker, and could make a serious offer after learning he does not feature in Arsene Wenger’s plans going forwards.
Podolski spent the second half of the 2014/15 season on loan in Italy with Inter Milan but the Serie A side do not want to sign him permanently so the World Cup winner will have to look for a new club.
The 30-year-old has one year left on his current Arsenal contract so would demand a transfer fee were he to leave, but that isn’t likely to be large so the Toffees only possible stumbling block could be wages.
A move to Major League Soccer has also been suggested for the German, with the player himself reportedly “eager” to make the move stateside.
Galatasaray and Wolfsburg are two other sides believed to be keeping tabs and so Everton will face a tough task in trying to lure Podolski to Merseyside.
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