By James Murray

21st Nov, 2023 | 4:10pm

Fabrizio Romano details Everton transfer strategy for January window: 'I would certainly expect...'

Everton may now have to take a conservative approach to the January transfer window following their points deduction, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist reported on his Daily Briefing on Tuesday (21 November) that the Toffees will be prepared to “fight for their position” and we will see that “materialise in the next few weeks”.

He added that there is currently “nothing concrete” in terms of negotiations over bringing in new players, with the Blues keen to discuss the “big issue” they have following the points deduction before working out their strategy and targets ahead of January.

Make it count

It’s no real surprise that the focus behind the scenes at Everton is pretty much all on the points deduction situation and trying to resolve that issue.

But the reality is that it has happened and the Toffees do now find themselves back in the relegation zone, massively increasing their chances of being relegated this season.

While their recent form suggests that shouldn’t be a huge concern at this moment in time, they will be mindful about strengthening again in January.

The ongoing financial issues surrounding the club do present a problem, though, meaning they will have to make every penny count once the window does come around.

That means effective planning in the next few weeks in the build-up to January will be absolutely crucial in ensuring they can get some early business done to strengthen in the areas Sean Dyche feels he is lacking most as he looks to steer his side towards safety again.

In other Everton news, a Jack Harrison clause has emerged after a “bizarre” turn of events.