Stoke ready to save exiled Manchester City ace

Joleon Lescott (Manchester City)Stoke Manager Mark Hughes is keen to set to set up a reunion with Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott, according to reports from The Mirror.

The powerful defender has found his first-team role diluted at the Etihad Stadium in recent times, with Manuel Pellegrini having made Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic his first choice pairing.

Lescott’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and the Sky Blues are unlikely to offer him an extension as they look to free up space in their squad for future additions.

Hughes is ready to offer the 31-year-old a January escape route and help the man he signed for £22m while at City reclaim a spot in England’s squad ahead of the World Cup.

Lescott is said to be desperate to be in Roy Hodgson’s plans for next summer, but knows he must be playing regularly to have any chance of doing so.

‘Sparky’ is ready to grant him the opportunity to do so at the Britannia Stadium as he continues his Potters revolution.

He feels that it will be possible to complete a deal for a minimal fee – in the region of £2m – with City keen to offload instead of losing the defender for free.

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