Bit-part player could be set to leave the Etihad.
Manchester City outcast Scott Sinclair could leave the Etihad Stadium this summer with reported interest from Everton, West Brom, Stoke City and Southampton although the Metro suggests that the Toffees are leading the chase.
New Goodison Park manager Roberto Martinez wants a reunion with the winger he had at Swansea City and will be successful if he can get prudent chairman Bill Kenwright to pay the necessary fee involved.
Everton’s fiercest competition could come from the south coast with Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino ready to pay £5.5m for the winger or take him on a season long loan according to The Sun.
The Argentine boss wants to recruit a solid winger during the current transfer window and believes they can lure him to St Mary’s to join up with his brother Jake, who is a trainee with the club.
Sinclair is currently with the City team at the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong but his future with the former Premier League champions looks grim with Manuel Pellegrini set to offload the player who joined from Swansea for £6.2m just last summer.
He has failed to impress in his 11 appearances for the Citizens and the arrival of Sevilla winger Jesus Navas may now spell the end of any chance of regular first-team football at the Etihad Stadium.
West Brom want to revive his career with a loan move to The Hawthorns but their budget is tight with money set aside to secure former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou for Lille while Stoke manager Mark Hughes also has ambitions to land the 24-year-old on a short term deal.