Everton are unlikely to spend vast amounts ahead of next season given the £250m losses the club has recorded over the last two seasons. Chief backer Alisher Usmanov has been sanctioned by the government over alleged ties to Vladimir Putin, limiting a key source of income.
Selling either of star forwards Richarlison or Dominic Calvert-Lewin could provide a vital cash injection. Both have been linked with transfers away from Everton, with the Brazilian revealing on international duty that he has already told Lampard where he stands about his future.
“I’ve already made it clear to the board. I’ve talked to Lampard with my agents and they know what I want. Let’s wait for June,” Richarlison told journalists while on international duty.
“Now I can’t talk because when we talk about leaving a club I’m kind of like this, because of the history I have at Everton, the affection that the fans have for me. When we talk about leaving I’m a little speechless.”