Everton planning audacious loan bid

Everton are said to be pondering a sensational loan move for Manchester City wing-man Adam Johnson, according to The Daily Mail.

Johnson has seemingly fallen out of favour with boss Roberto Mancini, which alerted Chelsea’s interest for a number of months now, and the London club are still keen to make a deal happen if the winger was made available.

However City’s Italian manager is reluctant to sell Johnson, who is valued at around £20 million, especially to a title challenging rival. Everton could not afford that kind of fee, at least without selling first, but it is thought manager David Moyes is proposing a deal to take the English winger on loan, something which Mancini could be open to as it would see his player gain regular action as a starter, without losing him completely.