Everton duo Gareth Barry and Seamus Coleman have an "outside chance" of facing newly crowned Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday (7 May), according to manager Roberto Martinez. The 42-year-old Spaniard has revealed he is hoping to have both available for the trip to the King Power Stadium this weekend, although their participation is by no means certain.
Meanwhile, Gerard Deulofeu is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee ligament injury, but Toffees captain Phil Jagielka could return for the final game of the season against Norwich City on 15 May.
Aside from the injury situation, the Everton manager revealed he has been busily working on identifying transfer targets for this summer's window. However, he refused to reveal any specific names or areas of the team he would like to strengthen.
"As a club we always work in the same manner," the Everton boss said during a pre-match press conference, according to the Liverpool Echo. "When you finish a window, you start working for the next one. We're not there yet, but we never stop working and pushing. All we do is to make sure from window to window we are stronger."
He added that he is keen to finish this season as strongly as possible, which would help to ease the pressure that has grown on Martinez in recent months. "Every position in the league has huge financial implications, and we have a huge role in terms of the integrity of the league. We will make sure we are as good as we can be. We want to finish as strong as we can," the Everton manager reflected.
"It's always important to finish strongly, our home form hasn't been good enough and we want to make sure that we finish at Goodison strong and give our fans that winning feeling. Away from home we've shown a different side."