By Alex Stevens

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has requested more information about why Roberto Martinez was handed a £10million pay-off, according to a report.

The Sun claim the billionaire Goodison majority shareholder wants to find out who sanctioned such a lavish sum for the club’s ex-manager.

Martinez was sacked by Everton in May with with three years remaining on his deal at the club.

The Daily Mail reported last month that Martinez was due to receive £12million but settled for a one-off severance payment of £10million.

The Sun claim this has infuriated Moshiri, who quizzed staff after the Spaniard won his claim for an eight-figure sum.

It is stated that nobody at the Merseyside club has admitted giving out such lavish terms.

New Belgium boss Martinez signed a new five-year deal at Everton after a strong first season in charge at Goodison Park.

Most Twitter users scoffed at the eye-watering pay-off fee while others joked they would be in contact with Martinez’s lawyer.

In other Everton news, a senior star sustained an injury on international duty but the damage is unknown.