By Will Butcher
Everton are looking to spend their huge transfer kitty on at least four separate players in January, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim a major reshuffle is set to take place on Merseyside, with manager Ronald Koeman willing to allow his fringe players to leave in less than a month’s time and replace them with an incoming quartet.
Former Southampton boss Koeman revealed that he will not stand in the way of the second string and it is report that those such as Oumar Niasse will be allowed to leave to make room for new signings.
“We have some players and they don’t really have big opportunities to play or be on the bench,” Koeman said. “If he likes to go, I think that is what we need to do.
“Because you are a football player and you like to play football and then, that makes space for younger players or new signings.”
With Niasse and other players likely to be pushed towards the exit door at Goodison Park, four new signings are reportedly expected on Merseyside.
New owner Farhad Moshiri had given Koeman a license to spend money in the summer after giving Koeman £100million to spend in the summer.
However, the Dutchman only brought in Yannick Bolasie, Idrissa Gueye and Maarten Stekelenburg.
With the Toffess struggling to maintain their impressive start to the season, Koeman is ready to enter the market as he looks to strengthen his squad and continue his quest for European qualification.
In other Everton transfer news, this speed merchant could be one of those four signings as Koeman looks to replace crocked Bolasie.