Everton have struck terms with Wigan Athletic for midfielder James McCarthy.

The Daily Mail says Everton have agreed a £12.5m fee with Wigan midfielder McCarthy as they continue to haggle with Manchester United over the sale of Marouane Fellaini.

Talks were ongoing over the prospective £24million sale of the Belgium international to United with Everton moving quickly to line up replacements.

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