Everton boss Roberto Martinez targets six summer recruits

Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez arrives for the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
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Everton manager Robert Martinez says that he is hoping to sign six new players for next season.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has declared that he is hoping to bring in six new players over the summer.

The Spaniard, whose team appear on course for European football next season, has a budget of more than £20m to play with, according to the Daily Mail.

"Whether we are in Europe or not is a big factor," said Martinez. "We've got money but I didn't think spending in January was the right thing to do.

"If we get in Europe I think that makes a difference of six players. I always found you can work on a squad of 21 players in the league and for domestic competitions.

"You need around 27 players plus keepers for Europe. It doesn't have to be 27 senior players, it can be young players too, but 27."

Martinez is said to be keen to bring Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell back to Goodison Park, as well as secure loan stars Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry on permanent deals.

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring the pening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on March 25, 2014
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