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Everton boss Allardyce admits he is keen on signing a pacey attacker

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has admitted that he is keen to bolster his side during the January transfer window with the addition of a pacey attacker.

The Toffees are on the verge of signing Cenk Tosun from Besiktas in a deal worth around £27 million but it appears that their business will not stop there.

The Toffees for underwhelming for a large part of the first half of the season and this was what ultimately what led to the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

The club was particularly woeful in attack and the absence of Romelu Lukaku who joined Manchester United during the summer was visible.

Meanwhile Allardyce has confirmed that Yannick Bolasie will not be sent on loan while Kevin Mirallas may be allowed to leave.

“One at a time will be the order of the day,” he told reporters when asked about any further incoming activity. “Hopefully by the end of January we will have got some business done and be a stronger squad for it. We need some pace in the side so we are trying.

“Yannick is way ahead of where he should be. [But] he shouldn’t be starting yet. It’s ludicrous to think we’re going to let him go on loan. That’s what we have to deal with. That speculation creates massive problems for all managers. It’s very disconcerting, particularly for a player if he hears that message.”

On the uncertain future of Mirallas, Allardyce added: “It depends on many factors. It depends on whether Kevin wants to go or does he fancy the club that comes in for him and do we agree with the fee that is being offered.

“That transfer may well occur, as with many players in January. You never say never to what goes on in the January window.”