Manchester City bid for lynchpin Lescott

Manchester City have made a £15 million bid for Everton defender Joleon Lescott, according to Sky Sports News.  Mark Hughes' Blues have long been been linked with the Toffees' stopper, as well as Chelsea captain John Terry. However, the Eastlands outfit's efforts to bag the England skipper appear to have failed despite making two substantial offers, with the club now turning their attentions to Lescott. The 26-year-old, who arrived from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2006, has made more than 100 Premier League appearances for the Toffees, scoring 14 goals. And the stopper's rock-solid form has helped the club qualify for Europe on three occasions during his tenure at Goodison Park, as well as reaching last season's FA Cup final. Everton manager, David Moyes - speaking to shareholders at a recent fans' forum - was adament that no one at the club, including Lescott who has won six caps for England, was for sale, saying: "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." However, City now appear ready to test the Scot's resolve by offering £15 million for the stopper's services. EVERTON FANS! Check’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’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