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Lescott expects exit as Aston Villa put on alert

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By Jonathan Nightingale

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Jolean Lescott says he is expecting a summer exit from Manchester City and holds no grudges against the Etihad club, Sky Sports has reported.

Lescott has been restricted to just 10 appearances this season in the league – despite City’s defensive injuries throughout the campaign, and has not had an extension to his contract offered his way despite his current deal set to expire.

The Former Everton man has made 160 appearances in total for the club and featured in both their title winning campaigns and an FA Cup success, but is resigned to leaving the club with Aston Villa having been linked with a move.

“It is the end. I know I'm going to be leaving," said Lescott. "If something changed then great but if not there are no hard feelings between me and the club. I've had a great relationship with them.

“This club has been a big part of me. I know the business side of it. We've been successful and I hold no grudges.

"Everyone talks about how you look back when your career has finished on what you've won, and I can look back and say I've won some amazing things.”

Lescott has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including the likes of West Ham, Aston Villa and former side Everton, while Turkish giants Besiktas are reportedly interested too.

The defender confirmed he had spoken to several interested parties and hoped to have his future cleared up before the start of the World Cup next month, but stressed that no decision had been reached with anyone.

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