David Moyes is hoping to add four new players to his Everton squad before the transfer window closes on September 1.
For the second summer in succession, Moyes has been forced to conduct his transfer business in the closing days of the window.
Last weekend's 6-1 Premier League thrashing at the hands of Arsenal identified to Moyes that his injury-plagued squad needed strengthening and the Toffees boss is predicting a busy final few days of transfers at Goodison Park.
"The squad depth is a definite concern," he told the club's official website."We are getting closer, but I've been saying that since the weekend.
"There are 11 days to go and I feel we need to add four players to the squad in that time.
"I keep thinking we are closer to making a signing. But I can see the deadline coming closer and normally I am glad when it shuts, but on this occasion I would like to extend it.
"I feel that if we are fortunate enough to get into the group stage of the Europa League that we need at least another four players in order to fulfil the Premier League season as well.
"We need to bolster the squad, but I don't want to fill it with rubbish. It is easy to sign players and bring them in, but we are a club that wants a very good team and not just an average team."