Newcastle and Everton are set to battle it out to land Jack Rodwell this summer.

The midfielder is ready to quit Manchester City for first team football.

The 23-year-old has made just seven Premier League starts for City since joining for £12million in summer 2012 - from Everton, where he came up though the youth ranks to become a full England international - and wants to revive his career.

He nearly left in January, only for the title-bound Blues to pull the plug when they failed to get Porto’s Brazilian midfielder Fernando.