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Marcel Brands reveals Everton’s January spending plans

Everton director of football says club will operate on a ‘one in, one out’ policy during next month’s transfer window

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Brands joined Everton in May
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Everton director of football Marcel Brands has revealed the club will not increase its first team squad size during the January transfer window.

The Blues’ senior squad currently consists of 27 players, and Brands has said the Everton hierarchy will attempt to trim the bloated group when the window re-opens next month.

Three players on the Toffees’ books, Oumar Niasse, Morgan Schneiderlin and Mason Holgate, have all struggled for a game time under new boss Marco Silva, with none of them making a matchday squad since early October.

The Mirror report that the trio could leave the club before any more arrivals at Goodison Park.

Centre-back Holgate has been linked with a loan move, as has Niasse to Cardiff City, though Silva said this week midfielder Schneiderlin, who reportedly interested Marseille in the summer, remains in his plans for now.

Everton have been tipped to make several new signings, including forwards Emiliano Sala of Nantes and Jean-Kévin Augustin of RB Leipzig.

Though it seems that any incomings will follow outgoings at Goodison in January.