Everton have clinched two transfers and are close to a third.
After a slow start this summer Everton's transfer business has gone into overdrive.
The Toffees announced two transfer deals last night, clinching a move for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and playmaker Davy Klaassen.
| @jpickford1 says he is ready for an “exciting time” for him and for <ahref="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EFC?src=hash">#EFC after signing a 5-year deal.https://t.co/sozzcEO86r pic.twitter.com/asrznAqVgY— Everton (@Everton) June 15, 2017
The Toffees are closing in on a third deal too, with the Liverpool Echo reporting M'Baye Niang was at their training facility yesterday along with Klaassen.
He impressed during a loan spell from AC Milan at Watford last season and his transfer is expected to be announced imminently.
It is a major statement of intent from Everton, who are determined to try and crack the glass ceiling above them and break into the top four.
They are the biggest spenders on Merseyside so far this summer, with rivals Liverpool yet to get started.
Southampton's Virgil van Dijk celebrates
The Reds' transfer business has been marred by their ill-fated pursuit of Virgil van Dijk, which ended with them having to formally apologise to Southampton.
Everton's spree has raised the stakes, and Liverpool's fanbase is getting increasingly restless.
Here is a look at how fans of rivals Liverpool reacted...
Everton doing bits whilst we're out there apologising to clubs and debating whether an extra 5 mil is worth it? #LFC— Mikey Nolan (@_mikeynolan) June 15, 2017
Everton signing 3 players in a week. That is pace & capability that #LFC could learn from— Jurgen Brodinho (@Brodinho) June 15, 2017
F**k! Even Everton have spent £70ml already. What the world are we doing #LFC— Piyush Neupane (@xerxes_piyush) June 15, 2017
Everton have signed 2 or 3 players today. Meanwhile, #lfc are monitoring Salah.— LFC Fan (@LFC_Fan_321) June 15, 2017
Even Everton are spending money. The hell are you doing Liverpool— Benjamin (@CoutinhoEdition) June 15, 2017