Everton boss David Moyes knows he will be able to buy in January.

The Liverpool Daily Post says Moyes was acutely aware that a sizeable chunk of the money raised from any sales would be used to help service the club's debt.

But Barclays, the club's bankers, did not put Everton under any pressure to cash in on their leading players.

And having also pruned the wage bill and brought in funds with the sale of Yakubu and Jermaine Beckford to Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City respectively, the financial constraints will be loosened sufficiently to provide some spending power for Moyes in the New Year.

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