Manuel Pellegrini's side are said to have been tracking the Sevilla defender for some time.
The former Black Cat wants to see a Sunderland legend join the coaching staff.
Ross Barkley has hit form for both Everton and England this season.
HITC Sport understands that the former West Ham manager is to cast an eye over free agents he knows well.
The Frenchman has made a storming start to life in England.
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse was overlooked by Roy Hodgson for Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli.
The West Bromwich Albion manager has been speaking ahead of their key match against Sunderland.
HITC Sport understands former Derby County defender Zak Whitbread is training with Shrewsbury Town.
Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman is one of the most highly rated young players in England.
Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was superb for England on Monday night.