Everton's major shareholder Farhad Moshiri was left unimpressed by their summer market work.
The Mirror says Moshiri has insisted to those close to him that Everton will not make the same mistakes again in forthcoming transfer windows – or heads will roll.
Although Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie was secured for a club record £30million , preceded by successful moves for Swansea's Ashley Williams, Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa and Fulham keeper Maarten Stekelenburg, manager Ronald Koeman was left frustrated by what has been described as a scattergun last few days before the window closed.
Questions are obviously being asked of the Merseyside club's much heralded £1.2million director of football, Steve Walsh, as he could not force some of the deals over the line.
Having agreed a £30 million fee with Newcastle United for Moussa Sissoko on the last day despite the French international midfield star being on their wanted list for much of the summer they dawdled allowing Spurs to seize the initiative and persuade him to move further south.
Not only did they miss out on Sissoko but they were left with an unhappy James McCarthy who, not believing he was wanted by Koeman, was looking to leave once a replacement was brought in.