Gunners told to pay up for top midfield target.
Everton have told Arsenal that it will cost at least £20m for them to sign in-form midfielder James McCarthy this January, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The Toffees are desperate to keep their star player and could offer him a new bumper contract to keep him at Goodison Park, despite interest from bigger clubs.
The likes of Manchester United have also watched McCarthy in the past, but it now looks as though Arsenal want him to come in and replace Mikel Arteta in the heart of their midfield.
The 24-year-old looks like he’d fit the Gunners’ style of play perfectly, but it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger will pay that amount to land him this winter.