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Barton linked with Everton

QPR midfielder Joey Barton is prepared to take a wage cut in order to facilitate a move to Everton, according to his agent.

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Joey Barton: Set for a switch to Merseyside?

Joey Barton: Set for a switch to Merseyside?

The 30-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Marseille, is back at Loftus Road; his reported wages of £70,000 a week have dissuaded the French club pursuing a permament switch.

Huyton-born Barton supported Everton as a boy and on Wednesday morning tweeted enigmatically: "Once a blue.."

Willie McKay told talkSPORT: "Obviously his package with QPR is pretty big for Marseille's terms really.

"Joey said there was only one club he would make a sacrifice for and it would be Everton and I made that call to Martinez.

"That is the club he loves. I have approached them and said Joey would love to have Everton on his CV.

"Fair play to him he said he would lose money to go to Everton - and not many professionals would do that.

"Roberto Martinez said he likes him as a player and he also spoke to (Martinez's assistant) Graeme Jones, who loves him as a player. Anything can happen in football. It could happen."

Everton are currently in San Francisco where they play against Juventus in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday night.

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