Roberto Martinez suggests Everton will make big moves in the transfer window

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Everton have new investment from Farhad Moshiri, enabling them to compete with the biggest clubs in England in the transfer window.

Roberto Martinez has dropped an exciting hint about Everton’s transfer plans in the Liverpool Echo - suggesting that the club are already plotting ‘big moves’.

Everton now have the financial power to compete with most clubs across England, following the investment of Farhad Moshiri.

And the Toffees appear to be planning to flex their new found financial muscle, by bringing in some high profile players over the coming months.

“We do, obviously very much with the chairman and new shareholder and clearly the end of the season we will need to make big moves and make sure we start the season with a strong team that is ready to fight and play the way we have to play,” the Spanish boss said.

Martinez has talked up Everton’s chances of breaking into the Champions League places in some point in the near future, but they will need to improve considerably next season to stand any chance of making it into the top four.

The Toffees are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table, and they will not be able offer any potential new recruits European football.

Everton’s failure to finish in a top six place in the league this season, could also cause them problems as they look to keep hold of some of their star players.

The Toffees have one of the brightest, young squads in England - but without European football on offer, they will have to show great resolve to keep hold of the likes of John Stones and Ross Barkley, who are sure to be in demand in the upcoming transfer window.

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