Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan is becoming resigned to losing Roberto Martinez.

The Daily Mail says privately, the millionaire businessman is believed to be increasingly resigned to the fact that Martinez will be lured away by Everton or Stoke.

The 39-year-old flew back to Spain for the weekend following yesterday's meeting with his future still hanging in the balance.

Although he has turned down offers from Liverpool and Aston Villa in the last two years, Wigan fear that the opportunity to manage a club of Everton's stature will be too good to refuse this time.