Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits the club need to spend big in the summer after a disappointing season.
The Toffees are languishing down in 11th place in the Premier League, having lost 11 of their 34 games, and the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United on Saturday has ended any chance the team had of picking up some silverware.
A run of seven league games without a victory has heaped the pressure on the Spanish manager and many fans are calling for a change in the dugout next term.
However, Martinez remains defiant and he could have already had the backing of the board after initial plans for the upcoming transfer window were revealed.
He said: “We do, obviously very much with the chairman and new shareholder and clearly the end of the season we will need to make big moves and make sure we start the season with a strong team that is ready to fight and play the way we have to play.”
Everton face a big task to keep hold of their star players this summer, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and John Stones all being tracked.
The absence of European football in the next campaign could play a big part in transfer plans and the trio could be tempted to exit Goodison Park.