There are some interesting looks in the Football Transfer Tavern as The Telegraph claims that Tottenham are plotting a loan deal for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott
The former Everton centre-back future at City looks uncertain with his current £60,000-a-week contract expiring in the summer and with no extension on the table, Lescott is now free to open talks with interested clubs.
This has reportedly brought about interest from White Hart Lane as new Spurs boss Tim Sherwood attempts to strengthen his defence for the second half of the season.
The 32-year-old, who joined City in a £22 million move from Everton in August 2009, held talks with Pellegrini over the festive period and it was decided he can leave the club as he seeks regular first team football.
It was originally thought that with City challenging on four fronts this term, Pellegrini would not allow him to leave but he seems to have changed his mind.
Turkish outfit Besiktas had made moves to tempt Lescott into a move to Istanbul this month, but the centre-half is understood to favour a move within the Premier League.
Tottenham are keen to bolster their defensive options due to a host of injuries at White Hart Lane and the north London outfit are the favourites to sign the player, who could make a move before Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Arsenal.
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