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Everton plot £30m swap deal with Tottenham after winning race to sign Man Utd midfielder

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is reportedly keen to strike a swap deal with Tottenham Hotspur.

Ross Barkley-Moussa Sissoko swap

Moussa Sissoko

According to The Mirror, the Toffees boss has run out of patience with local lad Ross Barkley, who has been on Tottenham’s watch list for some time.

The Mirror add that Koeman is apparently still interested in signing Moussa Sissoko, who snubbed interest from Everton to sign for Spurs in a £30m move from Newcastle United this summer.

Sissoko has struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane and Koeman could offer him an escape route.

The Mirror suggest that, with both players being worth around £30m, a swap deal could easily be justified to both sets of supporters.

However, surely Spurs fans would be much happier.

Tottenham supporters have not taken to Sissoko at all. Many didn’t really want him in the first place and his performances to date have done little to win doubters around. They would presumably be ecstatic to swap an underwhelming squad player for one of England’s most gifted attacking midfielders.

And, while Barkley can flatter to deceive, he is simply magic on his day. And he’s an Everton boy himself, so trading him for a French wildcard might not go down that well at Goodison Park, despite what The Mirror say.

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Morgan Schneiderlin deal agreed

Morgan Schneiderlin

While Sissoko would divide opinion, Everton fans will likely agree that signing Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United is a good move.

And, according to Sunday People Sport, as referenced by The Mirror, Everton have beaten off competition from West Bromwich Albion and will sign Schneiderlin in January.

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