Toffees hopeful of bringing United midfielder in on loan.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is still hopeful of being able to strike a deal to bring Manchester United outcast Tom Cleverley to the club on a season long loan before the transfer window shuts at 11pm, according to the Daily Mirror.
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Martinez rates Cleverley highly from his loan season working with him at Wigan in 2010-11 and remains a big fan, despite his failure to progress at Manchester United.
United boss Louis Van Gaal has deemed the England international as surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, and Martinez has been monitoring him for the past year.
The Toffees boss spent a significant chunk of his transfer budget on £28 million striker Romelu Lukaku and cannot afford the 25-year-old’s transfer fee to buy him outright.
United have already had one bid of £7 million for the player from Aston Villa, which they have accepted, though it is thought that his wage demands are holding him up from moving to the Midlands.
Cleverley prefers Everton and United must decide do they try and force through a move to Villa and risk the player saying no, or let him go to Goodison Park.