Alan Pardew has revealed what Sean Dyche said to him after he kept Everton up last season.

The 62-year-old has shared his concern over the lack of transfer business at Goodison Park this summer, after Dyche admitted they needed to make a number of signings to avoid relegation this time round.

Dyche joined Everton in January and was successful in retaining the club’s Premier League status as they narrowly beat Bournemouth on the final day of the campaign.

The Toffees finished only two points above the bottom three after a second successive relegation battle, while they are desperate to avoid another scrap in Dyche’s first full season on Merseyside.

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However, things are already looking pretty worrying for Everton after they were thrashed 4-0 by Aston Villa at the weekend.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Pardew said: “I saw Sean after the season ended and he was so relieved that they got over the line and he felt that they were desperately short.

“There isn’t really anyone that’s gone in there and you can’t really take a team somewhere they can’t go without the personnel.

“Unless they get some personnel and let me tell you they can’t afford to make a mistake – and i’m not sure Che Adams is the right one – otherwise their season is going to be very very difficult.”

Alan Pardew says that Everton will be in trouble if they don’t make more signings

Everton have so far brought in four new players in Ashley Young, Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti and Jack Harrison. However, the latter two remain unavailable, while the likes of Dwight McNeil, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Seamus Coleman are all out injured.

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The Toffees look set to land Che Adams from Southampton before the deadline after offering £15 million at the weekend. The Scotland international netted 10 goals in all competitions last season as the Saints were relegated.

Everton have also been linked with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hugo Ekitike and Kelechi Iheanacho to bolster their attack.

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