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Man City Offer Joleon Lescott A Dream Move

Manchester City are prepared to offer 18 million for Everton's centre-back, Joleon Lescott.

Reports in the Express suggest Everton are bracing themselves for the inevitable, however it is thought the 26-year-old centre-back will have the final say.

Birmingham born Lescott is reportedly on 40,000 a week but with City prepared to double that, many pundits think it's only a matter of time before the 6' 2' tall Wolves youth academy graduate puts pen-to-paper.

An Everton source said...

'We have been told an 18m bid from City is on the way. If that happens, Joleon will be informed. It will then be up to him if he wants to talk to them.'

Joleon, capped six times by England is currently with the national squad preparing for Wednesdays World Cup qualification encounter with Andorra.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 7 2009

Time: 3:53PM

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Seriously? You think moving down to a team who finished 5 places lower, especially when Arsenal have enquired about him, would be a dream move? OK you'd give him a ridiculous salary, but it's not exactly like he's skint is it. Although almost 20 million for a player with dodgy knee's, who is very, very unlikely to play till he's 30 would be fine with me.
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07/06/2009 16:00:00

Do you honestly think we'll finish 5 places below you in the new season EvertonMike? As for 'dodgy knees' are you suggesting you'd be happy to see him go?
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07/06/2009 16:09:00

18m seems an awful lot of money for a good centre half.
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07/06/2009 16:16:00

Dream move lol.... You're not Real Madrid ya know.
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07/06/2009 16:30:00

That's right. We're Real Manchester.
Johnny Baguette
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07/06/2009 16:33:00

For 18 million Derry definatly. You are aware he has to have his knee's drained of built up fluid before every match? There's only so long you can go on with that. He needs an operation but we don't want to do it as we doubt he's knee's would stand up to the rehabilitation. He's a key man for us though, I'd probably value him at about 10 million, but since it's City obviously that figure increases by at least 50%. Do I think you'll finish 5 places below us? Probably not, but I expect we'll be competing for similar places next season, so it's hardly a dream move really. Except for the finance side of course.
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07/06/2009 16:45:00

dream move ????? :S thats embarasing. he'd probably prefer to come to us, he's a vill aften after all. gettin too big for your boots or what!
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07/06/2009 16:53:00

Moyes will try to hold onto Lescott according to an article in the Premier League website today. He says all his key players are contracted long term and he has agreed with Chairman Bill Kenwright they would not have to sell players and wanted to grow their squad instead. Here:,,12306~1687907,00.html --This one looks like it will be a toughie. Money talks but only if people will listen.
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07/06/2009 17:14:00

Moyes has been told he need not sell any players, thats really reads he needs to sell, if he wants to strengthen the squad, it may come down to a swap deal with Jo, as KTC says 18m is an awful lot for a good rather than a quality CB.
Buzz Lightyear
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07/06/2009 17:27:00

18 million seems a lot for him...
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07/06/2009 17:30:00

GB for 12 and Lescott for 18 seems a bit lopsided still it is not my money.....a bit overpriced I think.
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07/06/2009 21:09:00

Difference is Doody, that Barry had a year left on his contract and Lescott's got about 3. I think the title of this article is a bit ambitious lads. Lets be honest, you can't even offer Europa league football, let alone Champions League! Personally, I'd take 18mil for Lescott, like Mike said, but to suggest that his career would be better off moving to you lot is a bit rich. You've done nothing yet apart from splash out a lot of money on very average players. Lets be honest, Bellamy, Bridge and Barry is hardly Kaka, Ronaldinho and Messi, like most of you lot have been shouting about since you got your oil allowance. You only got Robinho because a) he's a money grabber and b) he'd cried about leaving Real Madrid so would have probably moved to Scunthorpe if he had the offer and they somehow managed to muster 100k a week for him. And he's hardly set the world alight this season either. Fair enough, a lot of our players wil be linked with moves away now as they've done so well but to suggest that a move to Man City from Everton is anything but a step backwards would be completely inaccurate.
Toffee Joe
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08/06/2009 09:41:00

Didn't know about Lescott's dodgy knee though Mike - interesting. Then again, we're not averse to signing injury prone players - our history is littered with them! :-)) Am I detecting a hint of the green-eyed monster from ToffeeJoe? Only the foolish count chickens before they hatch, but as well as money, the strategy/plans City currently have have got to be as attractive to players otherwise they definitely would not come. It may be a bit of a gamble for them, but backward step it certainly is not. And to say Robinho has done nowt this season is somewhat churlish - how many Everton players bagged 14 League goals last season?
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08/06/2009 10:08:00

Not a hint of jealously at all derry. Our record over the last few years speaks for itself and despite all your money, we've still managed to finish a long way ahead of you in the table this season. I will only start feeling jealous when you are challenging the top four. I don't think Mark Hughes is the man to get you there so I'm fairly comfortable that you won't be there for a few seasons yet. I didn't say Robinho did nothing, I said he didn't exactly set the world alight. Surely 14 goals was the minimum you'd expect from a 30mil player. A period of what was it, 3 months without a goal and 1 or 2 away goals all season is not what you'd expect from a 30mil striker.
Toffee Joe
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08/06/2009 11:41:00

If he hasn't heard about the offer of 18M the big man must be comatose. He could really make a mark at Man City.
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