Everton manager David Moyes says planning his summer transfer strategy has proved tough, because of the uncertainty surrounding his budget.

The former Preston-boss is looking to build upon The Toffees' seventh placed finish in the Barclays Premier League this season.

But as yet, the Scot isn't sure as to the size of his budget.

"I want to try and be ready, but it is not easy.

"The scouts do a brilliant job at Everton. I work them hard and they have been looking at players up to a value of up to £10-15m but also looking at players for nothing and around say the £60,000 Seamus Coleman amount.


"I go to games all the time and that’s why I get linked with players. I like to go and watch a lot of games for myself but also to see what’s new, which players are out there but also you can go to watch a game in general someone can catch your eye.

"But that doesn’t mean I’m going to sign them. If someone catches your eye you’ve got to go and have another look, if he’s not already been flagged up.

"You need to know if it was just a one-off, I don’t think you’d ever go there, see a player for the first time and sign him straight away, except maybe with a young lad before someone else gets in there. But if it is someone at a decent club you’d do a bit more homework on them."

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