Roberto Martinez has branded the current transfer window as a "footballing circus" and called for the authorities to make changes to it.
With four days remaining before the window closes, Martinez finds himself in the uncomfortable situation of awaiting bids for two of his key men - Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini - from Manchester United.
Martinez has sidestepped questions regarding reports Baines had pleaded with the Merseyside outfit to let him leave Goodison Park, although he did state after Wednesday night's Capital One Cup win over Stevenage that the speculation was not accurate.
Should Baines and particularly Fellaini eventually join United, it would almost certainly trigger a chain of transfers, that would include an Everton bid for Wigan's James McCarthy.
Given his side are now four games into the new season, Martinez finds the situation deeply unsatisfactory.
"I am sure the authorities will look at it and do something about it because it is becoming a bit of a f...