Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori looks set for a lengthy absence through injury, according to journalist Paul Joyce.

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.

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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.