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Arouna Kone has failed to impress at Everton.

Ronald Koeman needs to trim Everton's squad once he arrives

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With Everton are currently in the process of appointing a new manager, the current squad of players will be wondering whether they fit in with the new managers plans or not.

Most Evertonians would be able to draw up a list of players they would like to see leave the club, and would hope any new manager would come in and get rid of some of the dead wood that Roberto Martinez left behind.

It's looking more and more likely that that manager will be Southampton boss Ronald Koeman.

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The Dutchman has been in talks with the Toffees over the past few days, and they club are confident that they will get their man.

Should Koeman take over at Goodison Park, here are five players he should axe from the squad over the summer.

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Arouna Kone

The first player on the list to leave the club should be Arouna Kone.

Martinez managed the striker at Wigan Athletic, and was one of his first signings at Everton, however, he has barely set Goodison Park alight with his goal scoring ability.

He was often deployed as a winger, however, he seemed to find it difficult to adapt to play in the wide areas. The majority of Everton fans would shake their heads in disbelief when they saw his name on the team sheet ahead of the likes of Kevin Mirallas or Gerard Deulofeu.

Aiden McGeady

Next on the list would be Aiden McGeady.

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The Irish winger has never really performed to a Premier League level for Everton. Even Martinez realised he made a mistake with this signing as he sent him on loan to Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday at the back end of the season.

The 30-year-old has failed to make a decent impact at Goodison Park following his arrival from Spartak Moscow back in 2014.

He made 32 Premier League appearances, scoring just one goal.

Stephen Pienaar

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Stephen Pienaar's contract expires this summer, and at the age of 34, it is hard to see that any manager that comes in will be offering him an extension.

Pienaar is in his second spell at Everton and has not often featured this season, with one reason being down to injuries.

The South African midfielder had a great understanding with Leighton Baines down the left hand side, which over previous years were always dangerous going forward.

Although he is a fan favourite, no Evertonian would hesitate to see him leave this summer.

Tony Hibbert and Leon Osman

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There are two Everton Stalwarts whose contracts are up this summer.

The two current longest serving players at the club, who are Tony Hibbert and Leon Osman.

Leon Osman, is a midfielder who has played through the middle and out wide, and was a member of the Everton academy's 1998 FA Youth Cup winning team.

He spent time on loan at Carlisle United and Derby County before becoming a fully-fledged member of the Everton first team.

Tony Hibbert was also a member of the 1998 FA Youth Cup. He joined the academy at a young age as an Evertonian himself, he is one of few players in the modern day game to have only played for once club.

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As a right-back he fits the bill as an old fashioned defender in comparison to modern day right-backs who often go marauding forward. Hibbert also holds the record for the most Premier League appearances without scoring a goal as an outfield player.

So whether it be Koeman as expected, or someone completely different, there are five players that the new manager should look to sell from Everton this summer.

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