Lescott dropped for Europa tie

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Wantaway defender Joleon Lescott has been dropped from the Everton squad to face Sigma Olomouc in the Europa League play-off first leg amid ongoing rumours that he wants to join Manchester CIty.

The England international did not train with the first team today after a dismal performance in the 6-1 defeat at home to Arsenal at the weekend.

“Joleon’s attitude has not been right these past days, he has disappointed me and he has disappointed his team-mates,” said manager David Moyes.

“He is not in the right frame of mind.”

However, Everton still maintain that the defender is not for sale.

Lescott last week handed in a formal transfer request which was rejected by the club.

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