James McCarthy targeted by United in Cleverley exchange deal

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Manchester United are putting together a proposal to land fledgling Everton star James McCarthy, which could include Tom Cleverley going the other way.

According to Sky Sports, Louis van Gaal is keen to acquire a central midfielder as he begins his revamp of the squad, and has pinpointed McCarthy as an ideal addition, following rejections from both William Carvalho and Toni Kroos. The 23-year-old has enjoyed another impressive season in the Premier League following his switch to join former Wigan boss Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park, and his influence has not been missed by the former champions.

It’s thought that, somewhat surprisingly, McCarthy now finds himself as one of Van Gaal’s top targets for the summer, and the race to land him could take priority other some of United’s other endeavours in the post-season market. The Red Devils will have to move decisively if they are to land the Ireland international as it’s reported that Everton are keen to offer him a new deal to secure his long-term future. However with Cleverley thrown into the deal, Martinez may just be tempted.

The Englishman has struggled to hold down a place at United since his introduction to the first-team, and many of his performances under David Moyes drew criticism from the vast majority of United supporters. The chance to switch to Merseyside would give the 24-year-old an ideal opportunity to resurrect his career, and Everton have in the past been named in connection with a move for him.

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