Everton look set to sign Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry on loan with the view that Marouane Fellaini will move to Manchester United
The Daily Mail had suggested the move for the 32-year-old last week and with Barry only having one year left on contract he is interested in a temporary deal even though he is still part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans, but more as a super sub role.
The big stumbling block for both clubs seems to be the 32-year-old’s wages, with Everton looking for City to subsidise part of them. He is thought to be earning £100,000-a-week at City, but would have to take a sizeable pay cut to join the Goodison Park side.
The midfielder, who has 53 England caps needs to be playing first team football to have any chance of making next years world cup squad even if the chances of Roy Hodgson calling him up looking slim.