DAVID MOYES is ready to allow Ross Barkley continue his development with a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.
Barkley was a substitute in the recent Capital One Cup win over Leyton Orient but has played only 14 minutes in the Premier League since November.
With Everton having strengthened their squad during the summer, the 18-year-old is likely to find his first-team opportunities limited in
the coming months.
And, with Moyes keen for the youngster to see more playing time, npower Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are now close to agreeing a temporary switch for midfielder Barkley.
Meanwhile, Bohemians manager Aaron Callaghan claims Everton have expressed an interest in teenage defender Kevin Feely.
The 19-year-old has made 19 appearances in the League of Ireland having previously played at minor inter-county level for Kildare.
“There is definite interest there from Everton,” said Callaghan. “It's just a matter of what they do with it, but they are keen on Kevin.
“Everton are not the only ones interested. Charlton had Kevin over for four days and while he didn't play in a match when he was there he
impressed in training and they'd like to have a second look.
“I would hate to lose Kevin but if we were able to sell him and bring in some finance for the club it would be positive all round as he really wants to further his career.”