Everton have offered Roberto Martinez the chance to combine his role with the Belgian national team, with the Toffees ‘dreaming’ of the Spaniard’s return.

That’s according to Marca, who say the Belgium boss is the ‘impossible dream’ for the Toffees at this moment in time.

The newspaper explains that the former Everton boss is their ‘most desired’ option to replace Rafa Benitez following his sacking over the weekend.

They want Martinez back for a second spell as they believe he is the ‘number one candidate’ to stabilise the team and carry out the management’s long-term project moving forwards.

According to their information, they have ‘offered him’ the option of combining his position as Belgium coach with the one they are offering him at Everton. This backs up what has been claimed in the Belgian media, with Marca insisting it’s their own information.

That, though, is something the Belgian FA are ‘not willing to accept’, and Martinez is not going to force his exit either. Those two facts make it ‘practically impossible’ for Everton to bring him back to Goodison Park.

Martinez is currently focusing on his work with the national team and their plans for the Qatar World Cup at the end of this year.

However, Everton are ‘not forgetting about him’, which means this may not be the end of this story yet.