New Everton boss Roberto Martinez intends to return to Wigan Athletic for two of his former proteges.

He has been given the green light to sign James McCarthy and Callum McManaman when he finally joins Everton - but only if the price is right, says the Daily Star.

Martinez is on the verge of officially being announced as successor at Goodison Park to David Moyes, who has moved to Manchester United.

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has nothing he can do to stop his former manager coming back for the Latics' top stars.