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Man City and West Ham Set for Surprise Swap Deal

Etihad Stadium side ready to offer defender in part exchange for Upton Park youngster.

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Man City will look to tempt West Ham into selling young talent Ravel Morrison by offering veteran defender Joleon Lescott in part exchange for the midfielder according to talkSPORT.

Morrison left City’s local rivals Man United in January 2012 and has matured into one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League and a move to the Premier League table toppers would surely tempt the England Under 21 international regardless of his previous affiliation with his former Old Trafford employers.

Upton Park boss Sam Allardyce has turned down bids from Fulham for Morrison but there is speculation that the relationship between the player and the Hammers manager have taken a turn for the worst.

Allardyce is known to be interested in Lescott, who could well assist in solidifying West Ham’s leaky defence.

The 31 year old former Everton man is out of contract in the summer and lack of first team football this term is threatening his chances of being part of Roy Hodgson’s 2014 World Cup squad.

Lescott has started just seven Premier League fixtures this season, the last of which coming on Boxing Day.

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