Everton reject new Blues bid for Lescott

Everton have rejected an improved 18 million pounds offer from Manchester City for defender Joleon Lescott, having turned down a 15 million pound bid two weeks ago. "We can confirm we have received an offer of 18 million for Joleon Lescott from Manchester City and that offer has been rejected outright," the club said on their website. The 26-year-old England international, who joined Everton from Wolves in 2006, is currently on tour with the club in the United States. City failed in their bid to buy England captain John Terry from Chelsea but did strengthen their defence on Wednesday with the acquisition of Kolo Toure from Arsenal. NEWS: Toffees turn down Blues bid for Lescott NEWS: Manchester City bid for lynchpin Lescott NEWS: Moyes - Lescott going no where EVERTON FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Perfect XI Graeme Sharp What Happened Next? Norman Whiteside Plus Graeme Sharp on Weekend Wonders and Everton on Talentspotter CITY FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Sven Goran Eriksson Web Exclusives Joe Corrigan Q&A Robinho Boy's A Bit Special Michael Johnson Ask A Silly Question Peter Reid, Alan Ball What Happened Next? Jim Whitley, Tony Cunningham Sing When You’re Winning David Threlfall Plus Joe Corrigan on Weekend Wonders and City on Talentspotter