West Ham United are on the verge of signing Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, but the deal could collapse if the clubs are unable to agree a compromise.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper is reporting that City don’t want the player to leave until after January 20, but West Ham United are desperate to sign defenders as their central defense is decimated.
The paper adds that West Ham are believed to have agreed a deal with City a week ago matching Lescott’s wages of £90,000 a week for the rest of this campaign and then agreeing to pay the central defender £70,000 a week for another three years even if they are relegated.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- West Ham agree deal with Manchester City to take Joleon Lescott for £90,000 a week — The Telegraph
- Jermain Defoe heading for a dead end moving from Tottenham to Toronto — The Guardian
- Liverpool won’t terminate Chelsea man Victor Moses’ season-long loan — Evening Standard
- Fabio Coentrao to join Man United from Real Madrid on loan for the rest of the season — 101GG
- Jozy Altidore plays key role in two Sunderland goals as a sub vs. Fulham — Sports Illustrated
- Manuel Pellegrini makes taking over a big club look easy — The Guardian
- Juan Mata a Bayern Munich target but not until summer — The Mirror
- Everton’s Ross Barkley may have broken his toe — Everton FC
- West Ham defender Guy Demel in hospital with head injury — BBC Sport
- Manchester United: Ever Banega of Valencia wanted as midfield playmaker — The Mirror
- John Terry set for England retirement U-turn five months before the World Cup — The Mirror
- Nabil Bentaleb may be persuaded to play for England by the FA — The Mail
- Oguchi Onyewu signs short-term deal with Sheffield Wednesday — Sports Illustrated
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