Joleon Lescott Set For Cut-Price Man City Exit

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Centre-back told he is surplus to requirements.

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Joleon Lescott has been told his services are no longer required at Manchester City according to The Mail On Sunday.

The defender was left out of Roy Hodgson’s England squad after finding himself marginalised at the Etihad Stadium this season.

The centre-back currently finds himself behind the likes of Gary Cahill, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Dawson and Chris Smalling in the pecking order as England prepare for their games with San Marino and Montenegro

With Phil Jagielka and Phil Jones also thought to be in contention for a place, Lescott’s international future looks increasingly under threat.

The player is keen to secure a move away from the club as he looks to book a place in the England squad for next year’s World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Lescott joined the club for a whopping £24 million from Everton in 2010 but reports are suggesting that City would accept a bid in the region of £4 million this summer.

The 30 year old has just a year remaining on his contract and it was made clear to him he no longer has a future at the club following City boss Roberto Mancini’s attempts to sign a centre-back during the January transfer window.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested a possible return to Goodison Park while Aston Villa are also thought to be considering a bid for the player.

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