England defender hoping to extend stay at the Etihad.
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has admitted that he is keen to secure his future at the club according to talkSport.
The England defender found himself largely frozen out by previous boss Roberto Mancini last season, despite being an integral part of the team that went on to win the title the year before.
That looks set to change this year with new manager Manuel Pellegrini having reportedly informed Lescott that he will be an important part of his squad.
Following the departure of Kolo Toure this summer to Liverpool, City are left with just Lescott, Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic as their first-team centre backs.
City are set to be without Nastasic for the first month of the season as he recovers from an ankle injury.
30 year old Lescott is hoping the injury to Nastasic will give him the chance to re-establish himself in the City first team, win him back his place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad and earn him a new deal at the club.
Lescott has just twelve months remaining on his current contract and is reportedly keen to wrap up a new deal sooner rather than later.
Lescott may find he has increased competition for his place should City find themselves successful in their pursuits of Real Madrid’s Pepe or Atletico Madrid’s Martin Demichelis.