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Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has revealed that he will be looking to leave the club this summer if he is told he is not part of new manager Manuel Pellegrini’s plans according to The Daily Star.
The England centre-back did not enjoy the best of seasons last time out as he found himself regularly overlooked by Roberto Mancini.
The Italian manager preferred to play Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic ahead of Lescott last season despite the player forming part of a solid defence that led the club to Premier League glory the season before.
It is understood that Lescott became increasingly frustrated at his lack of first team action and is not willing to be as patient a second time around.
Lescott is aware that another season spent on the bench could jeopardise his chances of making the England squad for next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.
It has been suggested that Pellegrini is keen to sign Real Madrid defender Pepe, but should the Portuguese centre back arrive at the Etihad Stadium, that is likely to put an end to Lescott’s City career.
Lescott is in the last year of his contract and is likely to have no shortage of suitors should he become available. The likes of Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham are thought to be ready to fight it out for the player’s signature should he become available.