ESPN Deportes (a Spanish-language sports channel) have today reported that Everton are preparing a deal to sign Valencia winger Andres Guardado.

Roberto Martinez has been linked with a move for the Mexican winger in the past, and is a known admirer.

ESPN Deportes, and several Spanish and Mexican journalists claim Everton will make a move for the 27-year-old, who is out of favour at Valencia and joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen on loan in January.