This is what Koeman will do if he fails to land reported Everton priority signings
By Alex Stevens
Ronald Koeman has revealed he has no intention of Everton settling for second best in the January transfer market.
The Dutchman completed his first business of the winter window on Thursday when the Merseysiders announced the arrival of Ademola Lookman from Charlton.
The winger, who has been prised from the League One club for a initial reported fee of £7.5million rising to a potential £11million, was hailed a star of the future by Koeman after penning a contract that runs until 2021.
The Telegraph claim that Everton manager will now turn his attention to landing priority signings Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay from Manchester United.
The Merseysiders will need to meet the valuations of United, who are keen to recoup the fees they spent on the players in the summer of 2015 even though they have been frozen out of Jose Mourinho’s side.
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Koeman has no intention of signing players this month who are not on his initial shortlist of targets.
“We know the players that we want and it’s up to the board to make the deal,” said Koeman, as quoted by the Telegraph.
“If we don’t get that positive call from the board we focus on what my job is. If we don’t, we don’t sign other players because that is not what I want.”
Everton ended the festive period at seventh in the Premier League, with a haul of 30 points from 20 fixtures this season.
They are a distant 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City and do not appear to be in the shake-up for the Champions League places.
In other Everton transfer news, the club have agreed the signing of a new forward.