Manchester City are considering a bid for Paris St Germain defender Mamadou Sakho, according to the Daily Mail. The 22 year old has found first team football difficult to come by at the Parc des Princes, following the arrival of Brazil international Thiago Silva. It is believed the Premier League champions are interested in the French international as replacement for England's Joleon Lescott.
Lescott, meanwhile, faces a similar situation at the Etihad. The 30 year old Englishman has been edged out of City's first team following injuries and the impressive debut of summer signing Matija Nastasci. And worse still, manager Roberto Mancini called on Ivory Coast international Kolo Toure, a hitherto forgotten man, as a substitute for captain Vincent Kompany, during the weekend's Manchester derby.
Sakho's agents are aware their client faces a difficult future in the French capital and have now acted on the club's confirmation they are willing to listen to transfer offers. Interest in the defender has come, in the past, from Arsenal and Italians AC Milan, according to Goal.com. A summer report from the Mail also included Liverpool and Newcastle United among Sakho's suitors.
Everton Prepare Loan for Lescott
Finally, according to the Mirror, Everton are interested in bringing Lescott back to Goodison Park, on a season-long loan deal. The Toffees are short of quality across most areas in their first team and manager David Moyes would certainly be ready to bring a former star like Lescott back to Liverpool. The only problem is the England defender is on a £90,000 per week contract at the Etihad.
However, should City and Everton be able to work out a deal, the Mirror speculates Moyes will cash in on Dutch defender John Heitinga. The 29 year old Holland international has been linked with a £7m move to Turkish club Galatasaray and Moyes reportedly has an eye on two strikers with those funds - Kevin Gameiro from PSG and former France U21 forward Wissam Ben Yedder from Toulouse.