Report: Everton close to another signing, Manchester United's Jonny Evans set for transfer

Everton are reportedly close to signing Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

According to The Guardian, Everton are poised to wrap up the signature of Manchester Unite defender Jonny Evans in an £8m swoop.

The Toffees have already snapped up midfielder Tom Cleverley and winger Gerard Deulofeu, but manager Roberto Martinez looks set to make another addition.

The Guardian report that Evans is poised to make the move to Goodison Park, with the deal possible reaching a fee of up to £8m.

Evans, 27, has spent his entire career at Old Trafford, and is set to leave the club with 200 appearances to his name - despite limited opportunities under Louis van Gaal last season.

The Northern Ireland is now set to become the latest Everton player with Manchester United experience to his name, joining Darron Gibson and the aforementioned Cleverley.

With Sylvain Distin moving on to Bournemouth this summer, Everton had to bring in competition for Phil Jagielka and John Stones - which Evans will now provide.

Best move for all

Evans has slipped to fourth choice at United, with Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones all ahead of him in the pecking order at Old Trafford.

The centre back needs to be playing first team football at this stage of his career,and Everton can offer him a better chance of that right now - even if Jagielka and Stones are highly rated on Merseyside.

An £8m fee will help United strengthen other areas of their side, whilst Everton can replace Distin immediately, making the deal perfect for all.

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