Old Trafford side keen on Goodison Park starlet.
Man United boss David Moyes is willing to sacrifice midfielder Tom Cleverley in his pursuit of Everton youngster Ross Barkley according to the Daily Star.
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The Toffees are keen to keep hold of 20 year old Barkley and are ready to offer the England international a new contract in order to head off a potential exit with former boss Moyes clearly intent on nabbing the Goodison Park starlet.
Moyes has discussed a number of prospective targets with chief executive Ed Woodward and sees Barkley as a priority signing.
United are ready to offer Cleverley, who played under Roberto Martinez during a loan spell at Wigan Athletic, in a part exchange deal to land Barkley and should the Everton man push for an exit then such a deal could interest in the Spanish manager.
Man City also want Barkley, who has more than three years to run on his current contract and as such would cost a fairly hefty fee.
Barkley is a regular in Martinez’s first team set-up, starting 13 of the club’s 16 Premier League fixtures this season.
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