Lescott latest: Transfer request rejected

Latest news from the Everton site says that Everton have rejected a formal  transfer request from Joleon Lescott.

The player has subsequently submitted a written request to leave the Club which manager David Moyes immediately rejected.

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

There’s little more the player can do now. It’s a big step for Lescott as I guess this would have waived any right he had to a loyalty bonus and risked his relationship with both the club and fans on Merseyside.

It’s not a surprise to hear Moyes reject the idea of selling his main central defender a few days before the start of the new season. It’s also hard not to feel some sympathy for the player, but I wouldn’t be surprised if City moved on to Upson or Distin with the new season only days away.

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