Everton midfielder Gareth Barry is at West Brom’s training ground undergoing a medical
The deal which would take the 36-year-old from Goodison Park to The Hawthorns could be completed in the next 24 hours.
Barry did not feature in Everton’s opening-day victory over Stoke because of an ankle injury, but this is not thought to be serious, and should not prevent him passing Albion’s medical.
We understand the England international is keen on the move after dropping down Ronald Koeman’s pecking order after Everton’s busy summer of transfer activity.
Barry wants to play regular first-team football, while Tony Pulis is keen to bring in an experienced “leader” in midfield after Darren Fletcher joined Stoke.
Pulis is expecting a frantic finale to the transfer window and is targeting at least three more signings, including a centre-half, a winger and a forward.
After the 1-0 win over Bournemouth, Pulis reiterated his desire to bring in new recruits. He said: “We need to get some players in and quickly.. “Everybody from around the football club is waiting for them to come in.
“They’ve got to be players that improve us. We will work tremendously hard the next two weeks to give us a better opportunity to do well. The squad’s just not strong enough.
“We only have 17 senior pros so we need to and we’ve got a few at the top age so it just needs restructuring.”
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