Sam Allardyce has revealed Everton are looking at "one or two targets" in January after Jonjoe Kenny, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate committed their futurer at Goodison Park by signing new long-term deals.
The former West Ham United and England manager was appointed as the Merseyside club's new boss on 30 November. He replaced Ronald Koeman at the club after the Dutchman was shown the exit door over a series of poor results.
Since Allardyce took over at the Everton, the Toffees are undefeated in all competitions, which also includes a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the derby clash at Anfield. Allardyce's side host Swansea City in the next league clash on Monday (18 December).
The 63-year-old is looking to use the time on his hands to discuss Everton's January transfer plans with Farhad Moshiri.
"We'll probably be doing that at some stage today [Thursday] or tomorrow [Friday]. With us not playing until Monday, there will be a conversation between a few of us regarding one or two targets," Allardyce told talkSPORT.
"Maybe at some stage we'll talk about lightening the squad too, because this is a big squad of players at the moment and one or two players may consider their future lies elsewhere."
Everton confirmed that Kenny, Calvert-Lewin and Holgate have committed their long-term futures to the club. The former Sunderland and Crystal Palace manager expressed his delight after the trio signed new deals and backed Holgate and Calvert-Lewin to have a bright future.
"We're delighted that these young men have committed long-term to the Club and there's no doubt in my mind that they will play big roles at Everton for a long time to come," Everton manager told the club's official website.
"The depth of young talent in our squad is very encouraging, a clear sign that we do things right as a Club in our development of young players and Mason, Jonjoe and Dominic epitomise what we are trying to accomplish with young players here at Everton."
The new manager went on to praise the three young players. "I've made the point before that Jonjoe's decision-making for such a young man is very impressive and part of the reason he makes the game look simple," Allardyce said.
"He is also an excellent defender, very grounded as an individual and he has an innate desire to succeed. He's hungry and his choice of ball possession is first-class for a young man. He is an outstanding young man at full-back.
"For me, Mason Holgate's potential is becoming a reality. He has set his standards in these past number of games he's been involved in and it's a matter of him maintaining those standards, continuing to work hard on his game and then he can become a really top player in the Premier League.
"Dominic Calvert-Lewin, too, is a really exciting talent, he's improving all the time and he has the athleticism and attributes to become a top player in his position.
"Working so closely with a player like Wayne Rooney can't fail to help him in the role he plays in the team and, collectively, these three players will all have big parts to play here in the years ahead."