England centre-back keen to play first team football.
Joleon Lescott has hinted he is ready to leave Manchester City according to Sky Sports.
The former Everton defender has find himself increasingly marginalised at the Etihad this season despite playing a key role in the Manchester City side that lifted the Premier League title last season.
City boss Roberto Mancini believes a number of that team to have become complacent and is keen to make space in his squad for new talent.
That is likely to pave the way for Lescott to leave the club as the player too is keen to secure first-team football.
Lescott appeared regularly for England when Roy Hodgson was initially appointed but only found himself called up to the latest squad after the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Michael Dawson and Gary Cahill all pulled out.
The centre-back is keen to return to first-team action as he looks to secure a place in the national squad for next summer’s World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Lescott signed for Manchester City for a fee believed to be in the region of £24 million but reports in recent weeks have suggested City would be willing to let him leave for as little as £4 million.
Aston Villa and former club Everton have been linked with a summer move for the Lescott.