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Lescott Not For Sale! *VIDEO*

Everton manager David Moyes has firmly stated that Manchester City target Joleon Lescott is not for sale.

City have been chasing England international Lescott for quite some time and speculation that he would be leaving Goodison Park as part of the Jo deal have now been quashed.

Moyes spoke earlier to Everton shareholders at a fans' forum, insisting that none of his players are up for sale.

'I have already said there will be no players sold at Everton and I do not feel I need to say any more.'

'The board have never sold a player from me, it will only be at my discretion.

'I said it at the end of the season and I do not need to say any more.'

Bill Kenwright, chairman of Everton, reiterated Moyes' comments stating:'David Moyes, and only David Moyes I promise you, will make the decisions on the playing staff at this football club.

'He said, and he means it, nobody is for sale.'

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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 16 2009

Time: 5:55PM

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The way he seems to link their efforts to sign Kyle Naughton with our offers for Lescott leads me to believe that if they can sign the Blade then they could cut Lescott loose...
Kyle Naughton is a right back, Everton are bringing him in to replace the spectacularly rubbish Tony Hibbert, not Lescott i'm afraid.
If we throw enough money at Everton they may just accept the deal.
Buzz Lightyear
this guy is in the bag for city he will throw a transfer request in early next week, its all very well not wanting to sell a player and i understand moyes saying hes not for sale but once lescott asks for a transfer then he will be ours within 3 days, if he doesnt throw in a request then everton wont sell for anything less than a megabid of around 25m which if we dont get terry we might just stretch to 25m, but we really should of charged them 2-3m for the loan of jo for the season aswell
Lescott will hand in a transfer request.
Another thing.... see how relaxed Terry DIDN'T look at the shirt launch..........
You're all failing to hear David Moyes, no players will be sold this summer... is it so difficult to understand that? Yes, & that counts even if Lescott handed in a transfer request. Deal with it City fans.
I think you are right Foreverton, He would be great for City but Everton cannot afford losing Lescott and potentially their chance of Europe and the money a top 7 position. I would rather we looked at some other targets if this deal is dead. (im still going to wait until Lescott says no though ;) )
I beg to differ Foreverton. If a player hands in a transfer request then that means he wants to leave the club. It would be counter productive to keep someone at a club against his wishes. It would lead to disharmony with the player which could spread through the rest of the team. You might as well make the best of the situation as you will be making a tidy profit on the player if you sold him for around 20 mill and bring in a few quality players to strengthen the team. I admire Moyes for trying to make a stand here but in the end other factors which are out of his hands will determine what happens with Lescott.
It is really hypophetical or have we made a bid for Lescott?
Buzz Lightyear
bluesnozza, in the past I would have agreed with you & would've been still concerned you'd snap him up - why keep a player if he's unhappy/ it's detrimental for the squad etc. But look at Barry for Villa last season before he went to you, even stroppy Ronaldo performed for United when he was held against his wishes. David Moyes requires a high standard of professionalism & I think if Lescott stayed he would still perform even if he would prefer to be at City, or else he would probably lose the respect of the lads. He would prefer to double his weekly wages but he's under contract with Everton & we tend to be very strict about the honouring of contracts; they willingly signed up to a contractual agreement of a set amount of time & they should honour that time out. Btw, Lescott is a very good player but he's not all that, there's much better players out there for a club which has cash to burn.
well we knew the bid was coming and we also know if everton reject it lescott will hand a transfer request in so i think there will be movement in the next 48 hours and he will become the latest signing.
Mike Hunt
Everton will now be hurt by the derisory amount offered and repeat that Lescott isn't for sale, whilst City up their offer etc.
Buzz Lightyear
If everton keep rejecting big money bids, city wont be held to ransom. If we get lescott, i hope we get a classy centre back to compliment him.
enzo city
15 million was never going to be accepeted with wolves having a 15% sell on clause, for a player who is our first choice CB and back up left back, and scores 10 goals a season. I honestly can't see us selling for less than 25, which I don't think he's worth and can't see even City paying.
did'nt Everton say the same thing when Wayne''once a blue always a blue'' Rooney, was not going to the swamp, till Kenwight got an offer in excess of 30million for him.... so if we offer 18-20 for Lescott the deal will be done.....
At least your heads are in the right place with this transfer. You conceded 50 goals last season (more than Man Utd and Chelsea combined). If you want to gatecrash the top 4 you need to look toward your own goal.
When we sold Rooney, we had just finished 17th on 38 points, and had a very, very bleak future. In the 5 years since then, we have finished in the top 6 in four of those five years. We are a different club now than we were then, take away the first 8 games of the season and we would have easily finished in the top 4, and we only started so poorly due to having 8 senior players available come the first game. Yes, it looks like City have a bright future, but it doesn't mean the rest of us are just going to give up on what we've worked for since Moyes took over, the goalposts have moved, but success is still attainable.
If Everton start making moves for another CB, then we will know we are close to getting Lescott. Moyes is a good manager and would be stupid to let JL go without first replacing him. Jagielka injured and almost certain to miss the start of the season and with Everton in the Europa cup they need all the players they have.We may have to go and try for the CB at Fulham or look further abroad.Is a bid for Vidic out of the question?
Buzz Lightyear
Jags will be lucky to be back for November, which leaves 3 months of a season even if we buy a CB where we'd only have 2 CB's available if we sold Lescott. What if one got injured? Or banned? Even if we sign a CB it doesn't mean Lescott is off.

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