Everton chasing Sinclair and Brazilian star Siqueira

Everton look set to end Scott Sinclair’s Manchester City nightmare with reports suggesting a bid is imminent.

The 24 year old endured a difficult season following his £6.2 million move from Swansea making just 2 Premier League starts and just 19 appearances in total.

Sinclair rose to prominence during a two year spell with Swansea scoring 36 goals in 91 games and helping the club to top tier of English football.

His form attracted the interest of a number of clubs but City pounced last summer to snap him up however the move hasn’t gone to plan and the player is not reportedly available for transfer.

Newcastle United are keen on the winger but Everton hope to steal a march on the Magpies by making an official offer for the player.

Toffee’s manager Roberto Martinez have switched his sights to Sinclair after Chelsea refused to lower their valuation of Victor Moses with the Londoners looking to recoup the £9 million they paid for the Nigerian star last summer.

Martinez has been busy since taking the reins from David Moyes and has already signed Arouna Kone, Joel Robles, Antolin Alcaraz and exciting Spanish prospect Gerard Deulofeu although with Sinclair currently part of Manchester City’s tour of South Africa a move may not materialise until he returns to Britain.

Martinez is also ready to use his Spanish connections to snap up Grenada left back Guilherme Siqueira.

The 27 year old Brazilian is highly rated in Spanish circles and is reportedly also being chased by Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are believed to on the lookout for a new left back with rumours circulating over the future of Fabio Coentrao.

The Portuguese defender is keen to return to his homeland with former club Benfica leading the chase although with Madrid holding out for a sum close to the £25 million they splashed out in 2011 the Eagles will have a lot of work to do to seal a deal.

Siqueira has also been linked with Galatasaray and Liverpool has expressed a wish to play at a higher level and while Everton are unable to offer the Champions league football the player desires Martinez will be hopeful that the allure of the Premier League and a salary increase will convince the player to move to Goodison Park.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.