Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is a fan of the midfielder, who is approaching the end of his second season-long loan at Elche.

The 21-year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for Valencia but his parent club fully intend to incorporate him into their first-team fold next term, thus ending Everton’s hopes of signing him at the end of the season.

Gil has represented Spain at Under-21 level and was also on the radar of QPR and Manchester City last year.