Everton boss targets triple swoop in January transfer window

David Moyes is hoping to freshen up his shot-shy attack by signing up to three players in the January transfer window.

Strikers Jermaine Beckford, Louis Saha and Yakubu have scored just five goals between them this season.

Roque Santa Cruz, Emmanuel Adebayor and Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner have all been mentioned as short-term solutions and Moyes will be busy exploring them all.

"I think if any of them became available towards us we'd look," said Moyes in the Liverpool Echo.

"But in this window there will not be enough to pick and choose. You might have to take what you can if you need something.

"I would like to add two or three but they will be loan players. We have a few people in mind so we will see how it goes.

"You have to be careful not to think that suddenly everyone arrives here on January 1 because it won't happen, it will be through the month.

"You can't just say, 'that is the one I want' because clubs don't let centre-forwards out on loan unless they are surplus to requirements.

"We will see what there is and what we can do.

"Positional wise we could do with a centre-forward and we have been short of a wide right for most of the season so I could do with those two positions.

"Seamus Coleman has done really well but we would like to give him a breather here or there."

Landon Donovan enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Everton last season and Moyes had been hopeful of luring the American international back on a similar deal.

Contact has been made with the LA Galaxy attacker but if a deal is not concluded swiftly, the Everton chief will have to evaluate more options.

He added: "I have spoken with him and he was going on holiday. I would hope to hear something next week if there was any chance. If not we will try and move towards something else."

 
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