Everton, Blackburn and QPR bid for Nedum Onuoha

By Simon AustinBBC Sport
Nedum Onuoha
Onuoha has won 21 caps for the England Under-21s

Everton, Blackburn and QPR have made bids to sign Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, according to his representative Kia Joorabchian.

The 24-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, is not in City manager Roberto Mancini's plans.

"I'm not surprised at this level of interest, because Nedum has proven that he's a very good player," Joorabchian told BBC Sport.

Onuoha came through City's academy and has played 94 games for the club.

The centre-back has won 21 caps for the England Under-21s and played 31 games on loan for Sunderland last season.

However, he is behind Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Joleon Lescott and even Dedryck Boyata in the reckoning at City.

Everton manager David Moyes is keen to add another central defender to his squad, especially with Arsenal keen on England's Phil Jagielka.

Blackburn see Onuoha as a potential replacement for their captain Christopher Samba, who has also been linked with the Gunners.

And QPR boss Neil Warnock is likely to have new funds at his disposal with investment from Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who is likely to become the club's majority shareholder.

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