David Moyes is looking forward to the January transfer window more than on previous occasions at Everton, knowing he can bring in new faces without needing to sell first.
In past windows, the Toffees boss has usually had to sell key assets in order to raise adequate transfer funds.
Injuries to Kevin Mirallas and Tony Hibbert have left Moyes eager to bolster his squad quickly, albeit the Scot knows his transfer kitty isn’t as high as at some other Premier League clubs.
“I’d like to (strengthen), but we know I’ve got a very small amount I could do anything with and I don’t think it will probably be enough to make a difference in what we would want to bring in,” Moyes told Sky Sports News.
“We will probably look and see if there is anything out there but I don’t think the situation with Mirallas and Hibbert would change that.
“We wouldn’t be letting anyone go, but we would like to add to it if we can, but we can only do that if the players were available and it was the right deal for us.”
On the Scot’s shopping list are thought to be Paris St Germain striker Kevin Gameiro and Toulouse’s current top goal scorer, Wissam Ben Yedder. A loan move for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has also been mooted.
Meanwhile, CFR Cluj goalkeeper Mario Felgueiras has been linked with a move to Goodison Park as a possible understudy to Tim Howard.
The Portuguese shot-stopper drew praise for his performances during the Romanian side’s Champions League campaign.