Report: Middlesbrough and Derby interested in Aiden McGeady and Darron Gibson

Everton duo attracting interest among Championship's top sides.

Everton duo Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady are wanted by Championship sides Middlesbrough and Derby County, report The Times.

The pair are available for loan after being told they are not in the plans of Toffees boss Roberto Martinez.

Brighton and Hove Albion are also interested in McGeady, claims the report.

McGeady had been linked with a move to Celtic, but the Daily Record reported this week that a return to his former club would not be possible, because they were unable to subsidise his wages. This would be a condition of any loan agreement Everton sanction.

There is competition from the Premier League, with SkySports reporting relegation battlers Sunderland and Aston Villa are both keen on the pair. 

Both players are motivated to kick on in the second half of the season, as they are hoping to earn a place in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016.

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