Goodison Park side keen on Etihad Stadium centre-back.
Everton are reportedly among a host of Premier League sides keen on signing Man City centre-back Joleon Lescott according to the Daily Express.
The 30 year old is said to be ready to leave the Etihad Stadium in pursuit of the regular first team football he feels he needs to improve his chances of being named in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad and David Moyes is seemingly ready to forgive and forget the past in order to land the experienced defender.
Moyes publicly slammed Lescott for forcing Everton into accepting a bid from Man City for his services back in August 2009, the Toffees has turned down two previous offers from the club before a £22m bid was accepted after the Goodison Park boss felt he had to cash in on a player who has shown a very bad attitude in the run up to his departure.
Lescott played a key role in helping Roberto Mancini’s side to a Premier League triumph last term, starting 30 Premier League fixtures, however this term his spot has come under threat from young Serbian Matija Nastasic leading to just 14 top tier starts thus far during the current campaign.
Everton would clearly not have to pay anywhere near the big fee Man City forked out for Lescott and with the big spending side looking to trim their squad ahead of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules starting to bite the Merseyside club may be able to pick up the England man for a bargain sum.
Aston Villa and Newcastle United are also said to be interested in Lescott.