Wigan Athletic are willing to sell James McCarthy for £15 million.

The Mirror says Wigan will allow McCarthy to grab a Premier League lifeline - if Everton come in with a £15million offer.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is bracing himself for a £40m bid from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines this week.

He sees Republic of Ireland midfielder McCarthy as the perfect replacement for Fellaini and is ready to swoop on his former club for a player who is rated as the best outside the Premier League.

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