Everton have £10m transfer kitty but will look to frees and loans
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has been given a £10m transfer budget for January, but will look to free transfers and the loan market according to the Daily Star.
If the story coming from The Star is correct, it will be a large kick in the teeth for Everton fans who saw the club sell Marouane Fellaini and Victor Anichebe for a combined fee of around £34.5m and saw the club spend around £19m on Arouna Kone, James McCarthy and Joel Robles in the summer.
The story says that Everton will look towards Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady on a pre-contract agreement or a short-term loan after the Irishman got on the wrong side of his current employers. The Irishman is out of contract in the summer and Everton boss Roberto Martinez is thought to be keen to bring the player in on a Free transfer or a loan.
Also linked is American striker Landon Donovan who has has successful loan moves to the club before. This may be ruled out by the MLS though who are keen to the striker to rest over the winter period.
The article does mention that Nikica Jelavic may be allowed to leave the club on loan, unless a buyer can be found and West Ham are thought to be close to coming to an arrangement for him and Johnny Heitinga is likely to leave the club for a small fee which would free up wages of £65k per week.
The one bright spot for Everton fans if they do only have a £10m kitty. Is this to keep some money in reserve for a bid in the summer for Romelu Lukaku?
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