Marco Silva has suggested that Everton could make a decision on the long-term futures of Kurt Zouma and André Gomes in January.

The loan duo have impressed in their short Everton career’s so far, and talk has mounted this week over whether Gomes would be open to making his stay on Merseyside permanent next summer.

The Portugal international admitted this week that he is enjoying life at Goodison Park, but accepted that no decision would be made about his long-term future until the end of the season.

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Silva though has suggested that the club could look to make a decision as soon as January.

Talking ahead of Saturday’s game against Brighton, Silva said:

Let’s see what we can do. It’s really important for me to feel how our players are enjoying their work here and to play in this shirt.

We’ll see what will happen in the next months. It is something you always pay attention to. We have to decide in the future what we can do or not.

I think it is really important for me that – not just the new players – but all the others’ environment is good. You are talking about players who have come from big clubs.

We have a fantastic group spirit in our dressing room and as we get strong it will get better for us. They are enjoying how they are feeling as well. The winning mentality we are trying to build.