The 2019 summer transfer window for Premier League clubs closes at 5pm BST (12pm EST, 9am PST) on Thursday 8th August, and whatever business the Blues haven’t conducted will not get done until January, with some key exceptions.
“We have to [be busy]. We have to. In this moment, as you know, our number is not really big. We need some more players.
“So we have to look for one winger. We have to look for one central defender. Let’s see in the middle zone if we do something more or not. Then a possible striker and right back.
“It has to be a really busy week. Of course, it is not the best things but our board and our football structure, they are trying to do their best to give us the conditions to be more competitive and be a better team.
”Our bench this afternoon is not what I want, but it’s what we have in this moment. At this moment our number is not really big to have these type of problems.”
Here is where Everton stand as of Thursday morning at 5am BST -
Djibril Sidibe (AS Monaco)
Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow)
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic)
Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig)
Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain)
Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic)
James McCarthy (Crystal Palace)
Jonjoe Kenny (Schalke 04)
Sandro Ramirez (Real Valladolid)
Korede Adedoyin (Hamilton Academical)
Kieran Dowell (Derby County)
Joao Virginia (Reading FC)
Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town)
Josh Bowler (Hull City)
Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion)
Phil Jagielka (Sheffield United)
Ashley Williams (Released)
Harry Charsley (Released)
Boris Mathis (Released)
Mateusz Hewelt (Released)
Shayne Lavery (Released)
Jack Kiersey (Released)
Danny Bramall (Released)
Joe Hilton (Released)
Chris Renshaw (Released)
Brendan Galloway (Luton Town)
The Championship will match the Premier League’s deadline date for transfers, but teams will still be able to loan players until August 31st, while clubs in Leagues One and Two can continue to trade players until August 31st.
Most transfer windows in continental Europe close later, and English clubs still run the risk of losing players after their own deadline, weakening their squads.
Italy: August 23rd 2019
France: September 2nd 2019
Germany: September 2nd 2019
Spain: September 2nd 2019
Having the other windows still open could prove to be beneficial for Brands, with opportunities to get rid of a lot of the deadwood littering the Everton squad.