Everton swoop for United midfielder Gibson

12 January 2012 02:00
Everton are closing in on the signing of Manchester United's Darron Gibson.

The 24-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder is likely to cost Everton around £2m.

Gibson has struggled to force his way in the starting XI at Old Trafford this season and is now set to leave the club in order to ensure he makes Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 squad.

A propsed move to Sunderland in the summer broke down over personal terms but BBC Sport are reporting that a move to Everton could be closer.

He would be Everton's second addition this month following the arrival of Landon Donovan on a short term loan deal.

Source: DSG