Michael Brown has tipped Everton to make “one or two” signings this month despite Marcel Brands suggesting there would be no incomings at Goodison Park.

The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he thought Carlo Ancelotti could make another handful of signings during the January window and suggested the Toffees would still pounce if the right deal became available.

Speaking at the Toffees’ general meeting on Thursday, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Brands revealed  he does not “expect” to welcome any new additions to the club this month, with the focus on “offloading” unwanted players instead.

Everton brought in the likes of James Rodriguez, Ben Godfrey, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan during the summer transfer window, while the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Kieran Dowell left Merseyside.

Brown believes the Toffees will still be in the market for new players, despite Brands’ comments, but admitted it might not be the raft of arrivals he expected.

Brown told Football Insider: “I think they’ve said there’s not really going to be much movement in the transfer window, they’ve come out and said that.

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“I thought there’d be a little bit of movement, to be honest, I think we’ve said that a few times, we thought they’d try and help to improve, that one little push.

“I’m sure if there’s someone there, that’s not too far out of reach for them, they’ll do it, but when they say not much movement, it might be one, it might be one or two signings that they’re just working on.

“It’s not going to be an influx is it, where really, you’re sat to yourself thinking with Ancelotti doing well is there going to be three or four that come in again, it doesn’t look like it.” 

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