Everton are ready to offer Gareth Barry a route out of Manchester City but are struggling to agree a compromise on his substantial wages.
Barry has been told he can leave the Etihad Stadium by new manager Manuel Pellegrini after the summer recruitment of Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk. Barry was excluded from the 18-man squad for their game against Newcastle United on Monday night.
The England international has one year left on his £100000-a-week contract and Roberto Martínez the Everton manager is also keen to sign the midfielder on loan but both clubs will require City to reach an agreement on continuing to fund his salary.
Arsenal are also weighing up a bid to sign him as Arsène Wenger believes that the 32-year-old would represent a decent addition as cover for his midfield but Everton appear to be in the driving seat.
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