Everton are considering rescuing Jack Rodwell from his Manchester City misery when the transfer window reopens this summer, according to the Mail Online.
The midfielder swapped Merseyside for Manchester in the summer of 2012, but has started just ten matches in all competitions since arriving at the Etihad Stadium.
In January, Toffee’s manager Roberto Martinez had a deal in place to sign the 23 year old, who made his professional debut for Everton in a UEFA Cup tie against AZ Alkmaar at the age of sixteen, but City pulled the plug at the eleventh hour after failing to bring in Fernando from Porto.
Also, for a move to have taken place, they would have had to complete a permanent deal for Gareth Barry as Premier League rules forbid having two players on loan from the same club at the same time.
However, the Spaniard has remained interested in the England international, and is likely to again make moves for his services at the end of the season.