Old Trafford boss hopes to land long admired Goodison Park starlet.
Sir Alex Ferguson is considering one last summer transfer swoop as he looks to snap up a long term target. The Old Trafford boss may look to take advantage of the financial uncertainty at Everton by offering David Moyes a tempting deal for English youngster Jack Rodwell.
Ferguson will reportedly offer Everton around £10m in cash as well as midfielder Darron Gibson and striker Mame Biram Diouf in exchange for the promising England Under 21 international.
Though the Man United boss has seen youngsters Tom Clevereley and Danny Welbeck move seamlessly into first team action he is still keen to add some steel to the centre of his midfield and sees the potential that 20 year old Rodwell has to offer and is keen to snap up a player he has tracked for a number of years.
Rodwell may be a player that David Moyes is willing to sell ahead of more crucial players in his armoury, such as the likes of Mikel Arteta, Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jagielka, all of whom have been strongly linked with exits this summer. Clearly Man United have in the past snapped up young Toffees talent, as with Wayne Rooney, and Ferguson will hope he can make Rodwell his fourth signing of the summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been bringing in the top quality young talents over the past few years to help mould with those coming through the club’s academy and to this end has signed the likes of Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and David de Gea over the past 18 months.
The Scot will hope that by offering Gibson, who is expected to leave before the end of the month and came close to signing for Sunderland a couple of weeks ago, and Biram Diouf that Everton will feel that the deal plus the cash, too good a deal to pass up.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has publicly admitted that his club is unable to bring in new signings as the banks that control their finances are unwilling to allow significant funds to be spent, as such the Merseyside club has made no new signings whatsoever which may lead to the Toffees struggling this term.