Everton boss David Moyes wants an improvement in his transfer budget.
The Daily Mail says Moyes wants the club to bolster his squad in the transfer window as a sign of ambition that could persuade his star players to stay.
The uncertainty over the futures of key personnel at Goodison Park could, ultimately, also decide the future of Moyes, who has yet to agree a new contract.
Everton’s fine form this season has been overshadowed by financial limitations that have placed a question mark over Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines — and even Moyes.
Chelsea and Arsenal are ready to meet Fellaini’s £22million buy-out clause, either this month or at the end of the season, while Baines’s form is attracting widespread attention. And Moyes has been linked with Schalke after admitting he could be tempted by a move to Germany’s Bundesliga.