Ronald Koeman has already brought Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye, Williams and Yannick Bolasie to Goodison Park but the Everton boss still hopes for more before Wednesday’s deadline.
Everton ran out 1-0 winners at Goodison Park after Leighton Baines’ penalty rebounded in off Shay Given’s head, following a trip by Phil Bardsley on Ashley Williams.
“Yes we are still working on that and if we don’t sign any player before Wednesday then I will be a little bit disappointed.
“It’s difficult with the numbers of money teams are paying for players and with the Euros everybody was starting late. If you look at all the teams in the Premier League everybody needs maybe one or two or more players.”
“That is a big example that maybe the most busy time will come in the last few days of this window.”
Koeman was very pleased with the performance against Stoke, though he rued his players’ inability to kill off the game in second half after going ahead.
“The three points are really deserved,” Koeman said. “We had more ball possession and more shots on target – much more, I think it was nine.
“In the end it was 1-0 and that is always difficult because we needed to defend at that time but we had good opportunities to kill the game. In the second half, we didn’t and that is always difficult.
“But the work-rate, the belief and the spirit of the players was fantastic”