Everton would like ‘to get rid’ of several players in the January transfer window, with Lucas Digne, Fabian Delph and Cenk Tosun at the top of their list.

That’s according to Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, who says the Blues are planning a clear-out once January rolls around.

It’s been well established that funds are tight at Goodison Park at this moment in time, with Financial Fair Play restrictions meaning that they could only spend £1.7m in the summer.

Manager Rafa Benitez has been promised he can spend in January, but that is likely to be dependent on the players Everton can get rid of, with those FFP restrictions still in place.

And it seems there are three players they are particularly keen to part ways with, with Aouna reporting Lucas Digne, Fabian Delph, and Cenk Tosun are the ones they are looking to ‘get rid of’.

Digne is naturally the most high-profile of those names and yet the least surprising given the recent reports of a fallout with Benitez behind the scenes.

With Everton also pursuing Vitaliy Mykolenko and reportedly close to sealing that deal, it seemed almost inevitable that Digne would be on his way out.

Despite falling foul of Benitez, he remains a saleable asset and the likes of Inter Milan, Juventus and Atlético Madrid are all believed to be interested in his signature.

Delph and Tosun will be considerably more difficult to shift given their high wages and their injury problems over the last few years.

The Turkish striker does have interest in him from his homeland, particularly from former club Besiktas, but their lack of money is a considerable roadblock to any deal.

Not only can they not satisfy Everton’s transfer demands, but they also can’t offer Tosun anywhere near what he is earning at Goodison Park. Both factors make a deal difficult and presumably why his agent recently made it clear that his client won’t be moving in January.

Everton seemingly have other plans, though, and alongside Digne and Delph, plan to ship out the striker if they can do so.