Joleon Lescott’s future has been in doubt for some time and Ian Ladyman of the Mail reports the defender will consider leaving Manchester City in January.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini has a defensive crisis with Vincent Kompany and new recruit Martin Demichelis both absent, and Lescott has featured in the early weeks of the season.
Despite playing regularly in the early weeks of the campaign, Ladyman says it is likely Lescott will not sign a new contract.
In his piece, Ladyman reports:
Lescott has held talks with Pellegrini and sporting director Txiki Begiristain about a new deal to replace the one that runs out next summer.
But the former Everton star was also told that he will not be first choice when everybody is fit and is therefore happy to explore his options when the transfer window opens in January.
The report adds that Lescott may be a target for Aston Villa and Everton.