Everton boss Ronald Koeman insists he needs more signings this summer

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 12, 2017

New boss Mauricio Pellegrino will be hoping for the flawless start at his new club, whilst Paul Clement will be looking to build on the form Swansea showed at the back end of last season, aiming for a less tense finish to the campaign this year.

The former Chelsea assistant manager also spoke of his desire to extend Llorente's contract and has been encouraged by his recent discussions with the Spaniard, who is set to miss his side's pre-season opener against Southampton after suffering a broken arm while on holiday.

The Iceland global, who scored nine goals and set up 13 more in 38 Premier League appearances last season, has always been rumoured to be a key target for the Toffees.

Everton open their campaign at home to Stoke today and Koeman insists it still needs plenty of work doing on it despite the arrivals of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina, Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney and Sandro.

As Swansea and Everton remain in talks to break the deadlock over Sigurdsson's protracted transfer to Goodison Park, Clement believes Llorente will not be following the Icelandic playmaker out of the exit door at the Liberty Stadium.

Still on the club's books but doubtful to ever play for the Saints again, Van Dijk is still hoping to leave the club before the summer window shuts.

"We also want to play with more identity, we want to score more goals and concede fewer goals".

The Toffees boss has already spent more than £100m and is closing in on a £50m deal for Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson.

"The objective and the aim is that at some point the two clubs will meet".

"We want to win games, we want to develop our playing style and our identity and we want to start the season well".

Ronald Koeman has told the Daily Mail that Everton are very close to tying up a deal for Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson.

"When you play in some of those games, with the atmosphere and what's riding on them, there's big pressure - but it's enjoyable, " said Britton.

'It's not an ideal situation, I can't say that it's not. "It's what I've said all along - we want to try to get a resolution to the situation, and everyone wants that". We're in a period of limbo with a very good player.

Pellegrino's only other acquisition was announced earlier this week in the shape of Mario Lemina from Juventus, thought to break the club's previous record transfer fee paid, but it may be too soon for the 23 year-old defensive midfielder to start on the opening day. So we're as ready as we can be.

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