Kevin Mirallas is set to commit his future to Everton. The Belgian international is out of contract in June 2018, although chairman Bill Kenwright revealed during the end-of-season Dixie awards night (9 May) at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall that he was primed to sign a new long-term deal.
"Chairman Bill Kenwright confirms Kevin Mirallas is set to sign a new 'long-term' contract," Everton informed supporters via their official Twitter account.
Former Lille and Saint-Etienne forward Mirallas joined Everton from reigning Greek champions Olympiacos for a £6m ($7.7m) fee five years ago and has since scored 39 goals in 171 appearances for the club.
The 29-year-old – who has also racked up 56 international senior international caps since debuting for the Red Devils in 2007 – endured a frustrating 2015-16 campaign before featuring 36 times to date across all competitions since Ronald Koeman replaced Roberto Martinez as manager.
Confirmation of an impending extension for Mirallas comes just a week after former Toffees stalwart Michael Ball questioned if Koeman was ready to "wash his hands" of the player as part of an expected first-team exodus after overlooking him in favour of young striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a recent 3-0 home defeat by top-flight champions-elect Chelsea on Merseyside.
"A penny for Kevin Mirallas' thoughts on Sunday?" he said. "Koeman started the 20-year-old Dominic Calvert-Lewin, a striker playing out of position, ahead of him. I think that will tell Mirallas a lot. He has his supporters among the fan base and on his day he can be a threat, but Koeman might just have washed his hands of him."
Unsurprisingly given that he currently sits atop of the Premier League's scoring charts having notched 24 goals so far this term, wantaway striker Romelu Lukaku scooped both Everton's Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season awards on Tuesday evening.
Highly-rated teenage midfielder Tom Davies, meanwhile, was rewarded for a fine breakthrough campaign with a hat-trick of individual gongs including Young Player of the Year and Goal of the Season for a superb solo effort in what was just his second-ever league start in January's 4-0 demolition of Manchester City.