By Harry Sykes
Everton are poised to offload defensive duo Tyias Browning and Gethin Jones this month, according to a report.
The Sun claim the Merseyside club are ready to cash in on young right-back pair Browning and Jones as manager Ronald Koeman continues his revamp of the squad.
It is said that Everton want to secure a transfer fee for Browning, 22, before his contract runs out in the summer, while Jones is set to join Championship outfit Barnsley on a loan-to-buy deal.
Both right-backs are behind first choice Seamus Coleman and his deputy Mason Holgate in the pecking order at Goodison.
Browning has made five appearances this season, whole Jones has played just a single minute of first-team football for the club, against Russian side Krasnodar in the Europa League.
Both are out of contract at the end of the season and the January window represents the last chance for Everton to secure a fee for them.
The defensive duo are set to leave as Koeman continues to shake up a team that has had a mixed opening half of the season.
Everton are seventh in the Premier League heading into Sunday’s clash at Goodison Park against Manchester City.
Football Insider verdict:
With their contracts to expire in the summer, it makes sense for Browning and Jones to move on. They are not going to displace Coleman any time soon, while Holgate is already in place as cover for the Republic of Ireland international. Koeman has made it clear some players will be sold as his major revamp continues. Expect Browning and Jones to be joined by a number of teammates through the exit door.
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