Everton manager Sean Dyche has spoken about the club's ability to sign free agents.
The Toffees, much to the bemusement of their fans, did not sign any player on deadline day of the winter transfer window.
Now they are restricted to free agents, which means Dyche will have to get creative in the market.
He stated of free agents during a press conference: “Being totally disrespectful to football and the industry it is, sometimes those players are without a club for a reason.
“You do get the odd bit of gold, like I have said, we are looking at the market, and we are aware of the players out there. But again, they have to be able to impact what we do. That's the biggest one for me. It's not just about money, it's about bringing in players who can affect what you can do.
“I have been a big believer in that for many years, as you know."
He added on ex-Real Madrid star Isco as a possible signing: “As I said, there is a list of players that we'll be looking through. Do they fit what we need, do they fit what we can do, do they fit what we need to achieve going forward and can they do it pretty quickly.
“Because you sign players for the future, that's different. But let's face it, we need players that are going to activate now.
“So the first protocol is in-house. What have we got in-house, can we make sure that we're ready for the task in front of us."