By Alex Stevens

Everton are eyeing a January move for Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, according to a report.

The Daily Star claim Ronald Koeman is weighing up whether to attempt to seal a loan deal for the Germany international until the end of the season.

It is said that Koeman is looking to strengthen his midfield with the out-of-favour James McCarthy injured and Gareth Barry set to turn 36 in February.

Schweinsteiger has been an outcast under Jose Mourinho and has not started a match for the Premier League giants this season but made a return to first-team training last week.

The Daily Star claim the 32-year-old earns almost £200,000 a week at United but the club may be willing to subsidise half his wages if a loan can be agreed.

The ex-Bayern Munich star has also been linked with a move to the MLS in America, which is a popular destination for leading players at the end of their careers.

In other Everton transfer news, this Koeman player was better than the rest of his teammates combined against Chelsea on Saturday evening.