Tottenham are looking to bring in Joleon Lescott on loan from Manchester City, according to The Telegraph.
The North London club will face competition from Newcastle and Monaco to sign the Englishman, who has been told he can leave from City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
City bought the 31-year-old for £22 million in 2009, but has made just 13 appearances under Pellegrini this season.
Lescott has been told by the City manager that he can leave on loan to increase his chances of securing a permanent move when his contract comes to an end in the summer.
He was linked with Besiktas in the summer but it is understood he would favour a move within the Premier League.
Tottenham are keen to bolster their defensive options due to an injury-stricken squad currently at White Hart Lane and the Spurs 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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