Everton fans have pulled up a stool and are listening intently to Danny Griffiths of Metro, who has stopped by at the Football Transfer Tavern to reveal a former hero could be making a summer return to Goodison Park.
England defender Joleon Lescott is supposedly surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium, and is set to be sold by the 2011/12 champions in the summer.
Lescott was a key figure for City in their title winning season, forming an excellent partnership with Vincent Kompany.
However the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man has lost his place this season to summer signing Matija Nastasic, and is also behind Kolo Toure in the City defensive pecking order.
Lescott is keen to move to a club that can offer him regular first team football, having recently broken into the England first team under Roy Hodgson. With the World Cup coming up at the end of next season, Lescott hopes he will still be in contention to be part of the first team squad, and knows this is unlikely to happen whilst on the Manchester City substitutes bench.
Everton would love to have their former player back at Goodison Park, having sold him to City for a staggering £24 million in 2009.
The 30-year-old is also attracting interest from Aston Villa and Swansea City.
Can Everton pull off the swoop that will see Lescott return to his old club? Rate this rumour below.
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