Everton in talks with Manchester United over Cleverley loan

Aston Villa and Valencia are also keen on the 25-year-old but the midfielder is holding out for a move to Goodison Park
By Graeme Bailey

Everton have opened talks with Manchester United over a possible loan deal for Tom Cleverley, Goal understands.

The England international is known to have been made available by Louis van Gaal, and he has attracted bids.

Both Aston Villa and Valencia have made offers for a permanent deal, but Cleverley is understood to be holding out for Everton.

Everton are admirers of Cleverley, although they refused to let him be a make-weight in any possible deal for James McCarthy.

But now with Cleverley possibly available on loan, Everton have entered negotiations and are hoping to clinch a deal before the transfer window closes at 11pm.

United have already allowed Javier Hernandez to join Real Madrid on a season-long loan, while Arsenal have made a late bid for Danny Welbeck.

Meanwhile, Radamel Falcao has arrived at United's training ground to undergo a medical ahead of his loan season-long move from Monaco.

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