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Man City and Everton agree fee for Lescott - reports

Fee not made public but Abu Dhabi-owned club believed to be paying around £24m.

Manchester City and Everton have finally agreed a fee for Everton and England defender, Joleon Lescott.The fee has not been disclosed but is thought to be around £24 million, according to the BBC.

A statement posted on Everton’s website on Sunday night said: "After the earlier bid, there was a change in the player's attitude.

"It was in the best interests of Everton if they allowed him to leave."

It added: "Chairman Bill Kenwright has worked tirelessly to get the best deal for Everton, achieving a substantial increase on Manchester City's original offer."

The move is subject to a medical and Lescott agreeing personal terms with City.

Two weeks ago, Lescott made a transfer request, which was turned down by Everton manager, David Moyes.

Moyes had earlier criticised City for tapping the player up and being prepared to go over his head to seal Lescott’s signature.

Lescott was subsequently dropped by Moyes for displaying a poor attitude.

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