City trio in Moyes' sights as Rodwell departs
David Moyes could get a loan player in exchange after Everton accepted an undisclosed bid from Manchester City for Jack Rodwell.
The Everton boss has been in talks with City officials about taking a fringe player from their oversized squad after Goodison officials agreed a fee with the Premier League champions for the England midfielder in midweek. The options for Moyes would appear to be defenders Dedryk Boyata and Stefan Savic or midfielder Abdul Razak - whose chances of playing have been hit by the signing of Rodwell. The 21-year-old endured a tough season at Everton last year with injuries and a suspension, but impressed City boss Roberto Mancini with his display in the Toffees' 2-0 win over his side at Goodison Park. Rodwell signed a five-year deal at Everton in 2010 and was valued at £20million by Goodison officials, although the fee could be much less than that initially with bonus clauses added on. Manchester United had been linked with Rodwell since he burst into the Everton side as a teenager, but a move to Old Trafford never materialised for the Southport-born starlet. City want to acquire young British talent in order to fit in with Premier League regulations about homegrown players with Rodwell, who missed out on selection for the Olympics because of persistent hamstring trouble, to battle it out with Gareth Barry and James Milner for a place if he passes the medical.