WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

13/01/2012 09:32

Papers: Gibson off to Everton?

Gibson poised for Everton switch


Everton are set to sign the midfielder Darron Gibson from Manchester United on Friday for £500,000. The 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international is out of contract at the end of the season and will become David Moyes's first permanent signing for a year. Gibson has fallen out of the reckoning at United despite their injury problems and has made two appearances this season. He was among the players dropped, with Wayne Rooney, after a meal out on Boxing Day evening. Moyes is without injured midfield players including Jack Rodwell and Leon Osman and has not replaced Mikel Arteta since the Spaniard joined Arsenal.
Andy Hunter, The Guardian

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail report Newcastle have made an improved offer of £1million for Ravel Morrison after their initial bid was turned down last weekend. The paper claim the Reds are "reluctantly ready to sell" the teenager.

The Mirror, meanwhile, report the Professional Footballers' Association are aiming to set up a conciliatory meeting between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra in an attempt to cool relations ahead of the Liverpool v United FA Cup fourth round tie at Anfield on Saturday 28 January. Suarez was recently banned for eight games after being found guilty of misconduct and using threatening and/or abusive language towards Evra.

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