Last Updated: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:24
Roberto Martinez says he needs to sign "three or four" new players and has hinted he will be returning to raid old club Wigan.
Everton have yet to open their cheque book this summer but are reportedly close to securing deals for Wigan striker Arouna Kona and free agent Antolin Alcaraz, who was also previously with the Latics.
Both transfers are expected to be completed by the end of the week, with Wigan chairman Dave Whelan claiming Kone is close to completing his £5million switch.
While Martinez was keeping tight-lipped over the duo moving to Goodison Park, he has admitted he would be keen to see both players join him on Merseyside.
"They are players that I know really, really well. I worked with them really closely and they are players that are used to the Premier League and the British game," he told Evertontv.
"So you will always get those sorts of situations but at the moment we are still looking to try and bring the right characters to the football club."
The Spaniard went on to say that he was keen to strengthen each area of his squad, while he also indicated he doesn't intend to let any of the club's star names leave.
"I think we need to bring in three or four new faces - one per unit, and make sure we get an extra option or dimension into the squad. The most important aspect is to try to keep the squad together and get every player ready," he added.
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