Everton manager Ronald Koeman insists his summer overhaul is far from finished, with the Dutchman hoping to take his number of signings into double figures with the addition of three more players.
Koeman is expected to make another push for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, having had a £45m offer rejected this week, and wants another striker as well as cover for injured defender Ramiro Funes Mori.
The Dutchman has already spent £90m on Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramirez, Cuco Martina and Henry Onyekuru, but that has been offset by the £75m sale of forward Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.
“I don’t speak about names,” said Koeman, speaking ahead of the club’s first competitive match of the new season, against Ruzomberok of Slovakia in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.
“We lost Funes Mori with a knee injury and we’re looking to replace him. We know we lost Romelu Lukaku. We bought Sandro Ramirez and we try to get another striker in, and maybe one more.”
Koeman reiterated his conviction that England midfielder Ross Barkley, who has been linked with Tottenham, would be sold, having declined to meet the club’s ultimatum over signing a new contract.
“It is not Everton future any more,” he added. “It is his decision, I need to respect that, and then we will see what happens. But what I heard from the board is there is not really an offer on the table for Ross.”