Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori looks set for a lengthy absence through injury, according to journalist Paul Joyce.
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Joyce says that this could force Everton into making another signing, to cover his position.
Although Funes Mori is likely to be a backup option in the Premier League, Ronald Koeman needs options to contend with Europa League football.
Ashley Williams and Michael Keane are expected to be the first-choice centre-back pairing this season, with Everton looking to break into the top-six.
Funes Mori was injured during international duty in March and it appears as though this is the latest setback.
The defender has been recovering this summer but could now miss a large chunk of next season with his knee injury.
Everton had a £40m bid rejected for Swansea midfielder Glyfi Sigurdsson earlier today.