QPR manager Harry Redknapp could be set to make an £8 million bid for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, according to a report in The Sun.

The centre-back has become a bit-part player at the Etihad this season and has managed only 8 starts for the Premier League Champions, with the likes of Matija Nastasic and Vincent Kompany ahead of him in the pecking order.

And Hoops manager Redknapp could swoop for the England international as he looks to add quality to his defence in a bid to stave off relegation this season, with QPR rock-bottom of the Premier League.

However, the player is believed to be stalling over any proposed move to QPR, as he prefers a move back to Everton, whom he left in ugly circumstances in 2009.

Lescott handed in a formal transfer request at Goodison Park after David Moyes rejected two offers from Man City for the player, and was subsequently dropped from the side before finally being allowed a move to the Etihad – but not before Moyes accused City of “disgusting behaviour”.

However, he could be set for a sensational return to Goodison after his spell with City hasn’t proved as successful as he’d hoped.

If Redknapp misses out on Lescott, he will instead turn his attentions to Everton’s Sylvain Distin.

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This article was first posted on January 5, 2013