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Moyes hits out at City over lack of respect

August 2, 2009
By Soccernet staff

David Moyes has accused Manchester City of showing a lack of respect to Everton in their chase for Joleon Lescott.

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The Toffees have turned down two bids for the defender and boss Moyes is not happy at the way their cash-rich Premier League rivals are going about their business.

He told the Sunday Mirror: ''It's about showing respect and we're not being shown that. I'm sure if I was (City boss) Mark Hughes, with all the money he has, I would try to buy the best players.

''But we try to go about it in a different fashion. I would think I would go about my business in the way I've always done.''

City have had bids of £15m and £18m for Lescott turned down - and are now believed to be returning soon with a £22m offer.

However, Everton are insisting they will not sell the England international defender, even for £30m.

Moyes continued: ''I've always tried to contact the managers and show respect to them in terms of transfers - and no matter how much money I might have to spend I would always want to keep that up.

''It goes back to the managers having a drink together after the game, to the fact managers would still phone each other up when they are looking for a player. That is part of the way it should be done.''