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Everton keen to offload ‘several players’ in January window

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According to reports, Everton are eager “to get rid of several players” in January, including Cenk Tosun, Fabian Delph and Lucas Digne.

Digne is said to have fallen out with Toffees boss Rafa Benitez and the club have already agreed a deal for his replacement, with Ukrainian left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko set to swap Kiev for Merseyside on January 1.

Digne is a fan favourite at Goodison Park and has consistently impressed since joining the club in 2018, making 125 appearances.

Delph and Tosun have struggled for regular playing time since moving to Everton. Both have suffered numerous injuries, but when fit have found themselves on the bench or out of the squad completely.

The Turkish striker has scored ten Premier League goals in 55 matches, whereas Delph has only made 16 appearances in all competitions since the start of 2019/20.

All three players are surplus to requirements at Goodison Park, according to Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna (via Sport Witness).

Aouna claims Everton ‘would like to get rid of’ the trio, as well as ‘several’ other players in the first-team squad.

Benitez should be given funds to improve the team in January, with Mykolenko set to be his first signing of the window.

In the summer, the Spaniard was restricted to bringing in free agents Asmir Begovic and Andros Townsend, as well as Demarai Gray for only £1.8million.

Meanwhile, Everton youngster Antony Gordon has admitted he felt like a “superstar” during the Toffees’ draw with Chelsea last week.