Everton manager Ronald Koeman admits the final day of the transfer window was a "strange" one.
The Toffees were in the market for a striker and a defender and failed to sign either, while a move to send Ross Barkley to Chelsea fell through when the England international decided to stay at Goodison Park.
"Overall I am happy," Koeman said. "Of course we did not 100 per cent do the business because everybody knew we tried to find a striker to bring in and that striker was really our priority.
"But I think we were a little bit unlucky with our option one and our option two. I thought we would get one of the two in but finally we did not.
"Then it is always a problem if you go for your option three or option four or option five. At that time the players were not available to make this team stronger.
"The amount of money over the last transfer window that everybody is asking for players is also a reason not to do the business."