Date: 6th May 2017 at 7:52pm
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By Russell Edge

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that he does not have the final say on transfers at the club, and will be sitting down with Steve Walsh to talk about summer plans shortly.

The Toffees head into the final two fixtures of the season knowing they have secured a top-seven finish and with that European football for next season.

They suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat on Saturday against Swansea, which leaves them two points behind Arsenal having played three games more.

Everton have two games left but, with nothing to play for, the Dutch manager will have one eye on the summer ahead, in what could prove to be a crucial transfer window for the club.

He has also made a huge admission, admitting that he does not have full control over the transfer deals made by the club.

Instead that responsibility falls to Everton’s Director of Football Steve Walsh, with the pair combining to settle on deals for players.

Koeman told the Mirror: “We need to have agreement but we know exactly what we like and what we need for the first team.

“Full control no, I can not control all the players I want!”

The 54-year-old knows to expect a difficult campaign next season, with continental football on the horizon, and he insists that it must be a busy transfer window if the Toffees are going to compete in multiple competitions.

He is expecting a number of additions to his squad, and confirms that talks with Walsh are just around the corner.

“In two weeks we will make decisions about players,” Koeman told the Mirror.

“We have a small squad, we have 20 players on the training ground.

“We can sign some players as back-up because we hope to play in Europe and it will be tough.”

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