Moyes not hungry to buy
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes says he will not look to buy players for the sake of it in January.
Everton boss David Moyes says he will not look to buy players for the sake of it in January.
With the upcoming transfer window a matter of weeks away, speculation is starting to grow on what player movement might take place among the Premiership clubs in the New Year.
The Toffees have been the subject of such transfer talk, with the Merseysiders being the latest club to be linked with a loan move for Manchester United hit-man Alan Smith.
Despite the speculation, the Scottish tactician is satisfied with the status of his squad at present.
"I like what I've got here at the moment," Moyes told the club's official website.
"We may be a little bit short on numbers but unless it was really, really worthwhile, I wouldn't be thinking of going into the transfer market for anything that may be available."
Meanwhile, Toffees midfielder Tim Cahill's knee injury may not be as bad as first thought.
The former Millwall man needed to be stretchered off in Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa after an accidental collision with team-mate Lee Carsley.
Cahill, who will miss Australia's international friendly with Ghana at Loftus Road on Tuesday, is due to have a scan on Monday to assess the damage to his knee.
While refusing to make a precise diagnosis, Everton physio Mick Rathbone believes the damage may only be minor.
"I've looked at it in slow motion on the video tape and he has obviously hyper-extended his knee," Rathbone said.
"The consultant came down at half time to have a look at him, but we don't want to make a diagnosis until we have got all the facts.
"He had the same sort of injury when he went in to a tackle with Jamie Redknapp against Spurs a couple of years ago and he was okay the week after, so there is a thread of comfort there.
"But, as I say, I can't say too much until we've got all the scans and had a good look at it. When you wait for 24 hours or so, you get a much better picture.
"I've seen a couple of those in the past where it has looked really bad, but the actual damage has been relatively minor."
In other news, reports in Canada suggest The Toffees may play a pre-season friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps in British Columbia in July 2007.
The Whitecaps have already played English clubs in Sunderland and Cardiff City in Vancouver the past two summers.