Everton must cough up a fee for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry.

The People says Everton will have to pay City £2.5million if Barry joins them this summer.

Everton are hopeful of signing Barry on a permanent deal but realises his club are at a ­disadvantage because of a clause ­written into the loan agreement when the 33-year-old joined them last August.

It states that City will be due the backdated fee if he does complete the move to Everton.

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