Everton hold January transfer talks over two positions

Everton are weighing up their options ahead of the January transfer window with two positions at the heart of discussions.

The Blues are unlikely to splash the cash in the winter window, given financial fair play restrictions, but Rafa Benitez is hoping the club finds room in the budget to help him bolster the squad.

Sales and sending fringe players out on loan may, again, determine the extent of what the manager can do in January but talks are currently focused around a winger and box-to-box midfielder.

It is unclear at this stage if Everton, when they finalise any transfer wish-list, would be in a position to sign both or just one but high-level discussions are around a wide-man and a player who could bolster the team’s central midfield options.

Benitez has been hit hard by injuries to key players in recent weeks with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Yerry Mina all out.

Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes also missed the trip to Wolves as the Blues fell to a third straight league defeat.

Calvert-Lewin posted a video on social media of him during a rehabilitation session but it remains unclear how far along in his recovery he is.

Benitez, last month, said Calvert-Lewin “could be” back in five weeks but some at Everton are still concerned it may be until deep into December before the striker is fully fit.

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