Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski returned to north London after a fruitless spell while playing on loan for Serie A side Inter Milan only to find that he will no longer features in Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s plans and will be sold this summer if the Gunners can find a buyer for the 30-year-old.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez may hold the perfect lifeline for the German international if the price is right, as he would be willing to bring Podolski to Goodison Park and give him the playing time to prove that Wenger had made a mistake letting him not play at the Emirates.

The sticking point however could be the Germans £100,000 per-week salary, but if the striker wants to play regularly and stand a chance of getting a place in the German national team for Euro 2016 he may take a wage cut to see that a deal can be pushed through saying: “If I find the right club, right coach and right environment, I’ll evaluate it.

“If these conditions are met, I think everything is possible.”