Everton to land Barton as Toon go for Cabaye
Published 22:50 28/05/11 By Alan Oliver
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Joey Barton seems set to achieve his boyhood ambition of playing for Everton.
A host of clubs including Aston Villa and Bayern Munich went on red alert when talks between Barton and Newcastle United broke down this week.
But the Toon are ready to accept a £4million bid for their 28-year-old midfielder – and it will be a case of third time lucky for Blues’ boss David Moyes, who has twice gone close to signing the Huyton-born once-capped midfielder.
Newcastle have already lined up Barton’s successor in the shape of Lille’s box-to-box midfielder Yohan Cabaye for just under £5m. They are also chasing Wolves skipper Karl Henry and Bayer Leverkusen’s Tranquillo Barnetta.
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