By Tom Blackburn
David Moyes is hoping to bring Everton defender Phil Jagielka to his new club Sunderland, according to a report.
Earlier on Tuesday, Manchester City completed the signing of John Stones for a reported £47.5million, and, in turn, Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog Everton are closing in on Ashley Williams.
The Mail claim Everton are also inn advanced talks to sign Sunderland centre-back Lamina Kone, who was seen posing with a fan after travelling down to Merseyside in anticipation of a deal being agreed on Monday.
As the transfer merry-go-round continues, The Mirror report that Moyes wants to sign England centre-back Jagielka.
Jagielka’s future is in doubt at Everton because of Ronald Koeman’s defensive overhaul and Moyes feels his experience would be useful at Sunderland.
Jagielka turns 34 next Wednesday and Koeman may feel he cannot afford to let him go.
Moyes originally signed Jagielka for Everton in 2007 from Sheffield United.
Jagielka became a hit at the Toffees, and was Moyes’ defensive rock until he left to manage Manchester United and remained a key player and club captain under Roberto Martinez.
Jagielka missed a period of last season with medial collateral ligament damage, and he was overlooked for a place in England’s Euro 2016 squad.
He has since returned to the pre-season training, and was included in Everton’s squad for their friendly against Espanyol on Saturday.
A deal for Jagielka will be dependant on whether Ronald Koeman feels he can do without the 33-year-old, who has 39 caps for England.
Jagielka has played 322 games for Everton, and has two years left on the deal he signed in June 2015.
In other Everton transfer news, Stan Collymore claims this Goodison target is an upgrade on Stones.