Everton are closing on a loan deal for Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.

The Mirror says Everton are plotting a deal to take Manchester City and England winger Johnson on a season-long loan.

The former Middlesbrough man has fallen behind Spain star David Silva in the pecking order at City and, with Euro 2012 on the horizon, it is thought he would be keen on such a move.

Johnson, 24, made more appearances as a substitute - 16 - than as a starter - 15 in the Premier League last season.

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