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Roberto Martinez has declared himself satisfied with Everton’s transfer business this summer – but is not ruling out the possibility of making more additions to his squad before the window shuts at the start of next month.

Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Romelu Lukaku all made permanent switches to Goodison Park in July, before Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu signed a season-long loan deal on Wednesday to take the number of first-team close-season recruits to four.

Martinez will now use the next two-and-a-half weeks to evaluate if he needs to make any more additions before the 11pm deadline on Monday 1 September.

And speaking ahead of Saturday's Premier League opener at Leicester City, the Toffees chief said: “In football you always have to try to use the transfer window to your advantage and see if there is anything that can help the team be prepared until the next window opens. We are always looking at that.

“In terms of the squad that we have, I’m delighted with what we achieved [this summer] and the continuity that we have got. That will allow us to carry on working on what we did last season.

“In terms of being desperate to bring someone in, the answer is no, we're not. But we are going to use now until the window closes to see how strong the squad is and if there is anything we need to help the players we have here.”

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