Ross Barkley to Manchester City: Champions 'considering £25m move' for England youngster

Jack Rodwell could be part of a potential deal for the 20-year-old

Manchester City are mulling a £25m for England and Everton youngster Ross Barkley.

Former Toffees man Jack Rodwell could be used also be used as bait in the move, according to the Daily Mirror.

After a stellar season at Goodison Park the 20-year-old was picked in Roy Hodgson's England squad. He featured in all three matches in the doomed campaign, coming on as a substitute twice and starting the final game against Costa Rica.

Rodwell is unhappy at the Etihad having only played 10 matches under Manuel Pellegrini last season - he's only played in 26 matches since his £12m move to Manchester, with 15 of those coming from the bench.

Newcastle and Sunderland are also reported to be interested in the 23-year-old Rodwell. Jack Rodwell Jack Rodwell could be sent back to Everton as part of the deal

Barkley will have to consider his first team opportunities if he were to make a move, having played a part in all 38 Premier League matches as Everton finished fifth.

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