Everton manager Roberto Martinez has praised chairman Bill Kenwright amid reports of a takeover at Goodison.
Everton have refused to comment on a report in The Times that American pair John Jay Moores and Charles Noell have signed a head of terms agreement and are studying the club’s accounts ahead of a possible takeover that could be completed within six weeks.
Kenwright has long been searching for new investment in an attempt to ensure Everton do not fall too far behind the financial heavyweights of the Barclays Premier League.
Martinez said: “We all know what a fantastic chairman we have. Going forward we’ve got a really exciting team and I think the youth and the talent that we have in our dressing room reflects that spirit in the boardroom.
“Our chairman will always look for the best for Everton and clearly when it’s something we have to share with our fans, the fans will be the first ones to know.
“But whatever’s going to happen in our future is going to be good because we’re in a great position and the football club is in the best possible hands.”