Lescott transfer request rejected by Toffees

Football - Everton v Hull City Barclays Premier LeagueEverton have rejected an official transfer request from defender Joleon Lescott following two official bids tabled by Manchester City.

Both were flatly turned down, prompting the 26 year old to take action and hand in a written request.

Speaking to the club’s official website today, manager David Moyes reiterated his stance that the Toffees are not a selling club.

“I have always said that we are not selling any players and that hasn’t changed,” he said.

Lescott joined Everton in 2006 after earning rave reviews as a Wolves player, and his current contract expires in 2012.

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