Everton manager Ronald Koeman must ensure he adds quality to his squad
Everton's rebuild under Ronald Koeman has begun slowly with the signings of Idrissa Gueye and Maarten Stekelenburg from Aston Villa and Fulham respectively.
A whole host of players have left the club this summer after the expiration of their contracts, and John Stones joined Manchester City in a blockbuster deal earlier today.
With the future of Romelu Lukaku far from certain, Koeman must ensure he adds to his squad with both quality and quantity to make sure they can improve on last term's disappointing 11th place finish.
Everton's recruitment drive will surely gather pace now, with high priority being placed on defensive and attacking targets.
Everton have reportedly had a bid for Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolas rejected
In disappointing news for Everton fans, however, The Guardian are reporting today that the Blues have had a bid of £18 million for Yannick Bolasie rejected by Crystal Palace.
Rather than go back in with an improved offer for the 27-year-old Congolese winger, the Merseyside club should consider a move for Tottenham Hotspur's talented Belgium international Nacer Chadli.
The 27-year-old has been been linked with various high profile clubs during the off-season, with The Sun reporting earlier this summer that German giants Borussia Dortmund were interested in obtaining his signature.
Tottenham's Nacer Chadli
Chadli would be an instant upgrade on the options currently available to Koeman and would provide Everton with an added goal threat from out wide.
Despite a disappointing campaign with Spurs last year, Chadli has proven pedigree in the Premier League, highlighted by his tally of 11 goals and five assists in 35 league appearances for the Lilywhites during the 2014/15 season.
The Belgian has impeccable ball control and is able to guide past players with ease. He is capable of delivering dangerous balls into the box, and at the same time is a potent goal threat .
If Chadli were to gain regular first-team football once again, his undoubted talent would be allowed to flourish, and if a move came to fruition, Everton would benefit greatly from having him in their ranks.
Nacer Chadli celebrates scoring for Spurs