West Ham Prepare Swoop For Manchester City Defender

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Hammers look to bring England international to Upton Park.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is preparing a second swoop for out of favour Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mirror.

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The 31-year-old is out of contract this summer after City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that he would not be offering the player an extension on his current contract. The player himself has also confirmed that he will be moving on in order to find more regular first team football.

Allardyce failed with a bid to sign Lescott in January because Pellegrini was reluctant to let the centre-half leave when the Blues were chasing a Quadruple of Premier League, European Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.

The vastly experienced centre-back has picked up a number of trophies during his time at the Etihad and would make a welcome addition to a number of back line’s across the Premier League.

Lescott is also prepared to take a pay cut on his £90,000 per week salary, which could make him available to the Hammers on a free transfer.

Turkish giants Besiktas also remain keen on the former England international after targeting him in January and are prepared to offer him over £100,000 to come to Turkey.

However, he will weigh up all options available to him before making a final decision on his future.

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