I wouldn’t mess with this man, would you!
Everton have turned down an offer from Manchester City for Joleon Lescott.
City tabled a £15m bid for the 26-year-old defender on Thursday as they hope to pair him with England and Chelsea captain John Terry.
But Everton backed up manager David Moyes’ declaration that he will not sell his high-profile players by rejecting the offer out of hand.
And it may be down to Lescott to force the issue if he wishes to join City’s other expensive summer signings.
Moyes assured shareholders at a forum at Goodison Park on Wednesday that none of his players are for sale.
He said: “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.” (BBC Sport)
I think that David Moyes should get a collective round of applause for his stance on this matter. Joleon appeared to be up for the move but it’s good to see that the Toffees hard nosed Scottish boss making sure that such a move doesn’t occur.
Mark Hughes has been steadily collecting strikers like they were going out of fashion but his efforts to bolster his defence haven’t been quite so successful and the adaptable Everton defender would have been a perfect signing but well done to Moyes for standing his ground on this one, however It wouldn’t surprise me if this is not the last we hear about this one.