Everton boss Roberto Martinez is offering Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry an £8million deal to sign on permanently.
Martinez is so impressed by the experienced midfielder – a star in his loan spell – that he is prepared to offer him £50,000-a-week for the next three seasons.
Barry is on more money at Manchester City and would have to take a cut, but he is a free agent in the summer and there may not be a better offer.
Goodison supremo Bill Kenwright is willing to splash out after the former England star fitted in snugly into the side. Barry, 33 last week, would have two guaranteed seasons at Everton in the deal and a third if he plays enough games. (Daily Mirror)
He will surely sign up