Everton boss David Moyes has confirmed that he has decided against making Francis Jeffers' loan move from Arsenal into a permanent deal.
Moyes has also announced that Scot Gemill, Nicolas Alexandersson and Paul Gerrard are being released.
He insisted there would be wholesale changes to his squad following the 5-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in their final game of the season.
"There a few players who will not be here when we start again," said Moyes.
He added on the club's website: "It's a big job but I'm not going to roll over because we need to move on."
Moyes, who was said to be incensed after Saturday's drubbing, is unlikely to be given massive funds to reshape his side.
Meanwhile, Danish international Thomas Gravesen has told Moyes the
club will have to bring in new players during the summer before he considers a
The midfielder's current contract expires next year, but Gravesen is in no
hurry to sign new terms at Goodison Park.
Gravesen's agent, John Sivebaek, says his client will not achieve his
ambitions with the current Everton squad.
"We took the initiative to this meeting. We wanted to be honest with
Everton," Sivebaek told Danish newspaper BT.
"Thomas has had four fantastic years at this club, and he wants to stay, but
that demands changes in the squad, and we have clearly told this to Moyes."