Lescott wants Manchester City stay

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Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott wants to stay and fight for his place at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Everton centre-back has revealed he is keen on renewing his current deal that is due to run out at the beginning of next summer.

Lescott has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City with Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic thought to be Manuel Pellegrini's first-team centre-backs.

Manchester City also signed Argentine international Martin Demichelis from Atletico Madrid - leaving Lescott languishing as fourth choice centre-back.

Despite such competition, Lescott has revealed he would like to commit his future to the side he moved to in 2009 for £22million.

Lescott, speaking to reporters, said of his future: "I want to stay and be part of the future.

"But I understand there’s the business side of it and if it’s not to be, I will walk away from the club with my head held high and no regrets.

“Nothing would please me more than to sign an extension. If that negotiation ever happens, I will be there with my pen ready to sign.”

The 31-year-old, who has been left out of Roy Hodgson's recent England squads, has played in all three of City's matches due to injuries to fellow defenders Kompany and Nastasic.

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