Sam Allardyce coy over transfer plans

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Sam Allardyce is unsure whether Everton will do much business during the January transfer window as a number of his senior players are set to return from injury.

The Toffees extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches when they came from behind to beat struggling Swansea 3-1 at Goodison Park on Monday, and are yet to taste defeat in any competition under Allardyce. With the January transfer window set to open in a couple of weeks, Allardyce could be tempted into adding to his squad although he insists he is in no rush, with senior players such as Yannick Bolasie, Ross Barkley and Leighton Baines set to return from injury over the coming weeks.

“We’ve got a number of players out injured that will come back and that will make us so much better as a squad,” he told Sky Sports. “Those players have a huge amount of Premier League experience that you can put in when they’re ready with all the games coming up. The quicker we get the squad into place, the more I can look at the market and say ‘how much do I really need?'” One area that Allardyce could look to strengthen is up front although the former England boss has been impressed by youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin so far this season.

He added: “Yes, a frontman, if there’s another goalscorer. I’m hugely pleased with what Dominic has done this season, and if there is a striker around in January who is good enough for Everton is another matter.”

Next up for Everton is a home clash with Chelsea on Saturday and they are priced at 5.50 to secure another three points while Antonio Conte’s side are available at 1.67 and the draw is on offer at 3.80.

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