Everton starlet Jack Rodwell has long been a target for Manchester United, but the England Under-21 star could be set for a move to City, reports the Daily Express.
Manchester United have often been connected to Rodwell, with Sir Alex Ferguson hoping to lower the squad’s average age. At 20-years-of-age, Rodwell would be the prefect fit for such a move.
Reports are rife that Manchester United might pay £20 million for the youngster, which would be a good sum for Everton manager David Moyes to use on new players in the transfer period, but Moyes has insisted that he would prefer to build a team over time rather than buy and sell players continually.
"I am reluctant to sell Rodwell because I’m trying to build a football team, not dismantle one. I just couldn’t imagine Liverpool really wanting to sell one of their own, Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher, too easily,” the Everton manager recently told reporters.
But Moyes might be tempted by City’s offer over Manchester United, which will reportedly be a ‘cash-plus-player’ deal.
The Daily Express is claiming that Moyes highly rates Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy and James Milner.
Manchester United are also reportedly in battle with their cross town rivals for Chile international midfielder Alexis Sanchez.