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Silva: Everton ‘don’t have the financial conditions’ to sign players

Marco Silva has suggested that Everton may not make any signings this month, saying that they don’t have the ‘financial conditions’ to be particularly active in the January transfer market.

Everton haven’t been afraid of splashing the cash in recent transfer windows, bringing in a whole host of players since the club fell under the ownership of Farhad Moshiri, including the big money signings of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison in the last two summers.

Despite the Toffees bringing in Silva to replace the hugely unpopular Sam Allardyce in the summer, it still hasn’t been the best of seasons for the Blues, who after 22 games are sitting in 10th place in the Premier League.

However, the Portuguese manager has suggested that there will be more outgoings than incomings at Goodison Park this month.

“It is not my job to change my mind,” Silva told the media ahead of this weekend’s game against Southampton.

“When you asked me the last few weeks the possible players coming or not in the market, I told you that you just can’t sign someone if someone leaves the club or we sell someone.

“We don’t have the financial conditions to go in the market, (that) is the feedback I have at the moment. I have to find different solutions.”

Oumar Niasse could be the first player to leave, with the Senegalese striker having been linked with a move to Cardiff City.