West Ham United are threatening Everton's deal for off contract Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry.

The Mirror says Barry's permanent move to Everton is on the brink of collapse - with West Ham poised to take advantage.

Barry has been caught in the middle of a stand-off between Everton and Manchester City, who had been assured of a £2million fee if the former England midfielder agreed to sign a contract at Goodison after last season's loan spell.

But with neither party willing to budge, Barry - who is a free agent - could sign for West Ham or his former club Aston Villa instead.

It is believed that West Ham are offering the best financial package, which could see the 33-year-old switch to Upton Park.

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