Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is ready to sell the club for the right price.
The Liverpool Echo says the theatre impresario believes he has taken the Blues as far as he can in terms of investment.
But he will sell only if the new owners guarantee stability for the future and put up the cash to help Everton break into top four super power status.
Kenwright has been in talks for years with Russian, American and Dutch investors who registered an interest in the club.
Kenwright is desperate to get more cash into Everton to buy the best players, even if it means he has to move aside.