Everton are spending today attempting to close a deal for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry.

The Mail on Sunday says Everton are closing in on a loan move for City midfielder Barry, who was not part of Manuel Pellegrini's squad during today's 2-0 victory over Hull.

Everton are hoping to close a deal before Monday's deadline, but the Toffees are hoping that Manchester City will continue to pay a considerable portion Barry's £125,000-a-week wages.

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