Mancini wants to bring Goodison Park pair to Eastlands.
Roberto Mancini is planning to make a double Goodison Park swoop as he readies the club for a major clearout. The Manchester City boss is apparently considering a move for English pair Jack Rodwell and Phil Jagielka and is willing to make a big money move for the duo.
As many as 14 of the Eastlands squad could find themselves heading for the exit as Mancini looks to create a squad that has more of his own signings. Having more or less sealed a deal to bring German centre back Jerome Boateng to the club the Italian now wants to add Everton defender Phil Jagielka to his squad.
The determined centre back was beginning to make his way into a regular spot in the England set up when he suffered a cruciate ligament injury. The 27 year old former Sheffield United man only managed 11 Premier League starts last term but appears to be making his way back to the form that made him a target for a number of Premier League sides.
Jack Rodwell has been linked with moves to both Arsenal and Manchester United and the teenager has shown great maturity and has become a crucial part of the Everton side during the season where he has figured in 36 matches.
David Moyes will not want to lose either player but has of course failed to prevent moves for the likes of Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott in recent years. Manchester City are ready to offer as much as £32m for the pair.