Lescott staying at City

Joleon Lescott has ruled out any possibility of leaving Manchester City during this month's transfer window.

Last Updated: 05/01/13 at 18:58 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer News: Bruce confirms Hull are eying Vincent Aboubakar

Post comment

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are considering a move for Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar.

Transfer news: Leeds United complete the signing of striker Mirco Antenucci

Post comment

Leeds United have completed the signing of Italian striker Mirco Antenucci on a two-year deal from Ternana.

All Articles

Joleon Lescott: Determined to stay with

Joleon Lescott: Determined to stay with

Lescott has fallen out of favour at City this season, although he did complete the full 90 minutes of Saturday's FA Cup third round victory over Watford at the Etihad Stadium.

QPR, Aston Villa and Lescott's former club Everton have all been linked with a move for the 30-year-old England international.

However, in a statement released on Lescott's behalf by the player's spokesman tonight, it is clear he wants to remain with City.

"Joleon Lescott has ruled out the possibility of any loan move during the January transfer window," said the statement.

"Despite speculation linking him with several Premier League clubs, Joleon has no desire to leave Manchester City."

Saturday's appearance was only Lescott's 16th of the season. One of those was a bizarre last-minute introduction as a striker at Sunderland on Boxing Day, when City lost 1-0.

Manager Roberto Mancini has preferred young Serbian Matija Nastasic alongside skipper Vincent Kompany for most of the club's big games this season.

Lescott's status as a pivotal member of both City's Premier League-winning squad and their FA Cup-winning team in 2011 does not seem to have counted for much, nor his position within the England fold at Euro 2012.

It is not beyond question that City may look to offload one of their high earners this month, although with Kolo Toure away on African Nations Cup duty with the Ivory Coast for the rest of January, a replacement would need to be found.

And Mancini did not give any indication today that he was willing to sell after he was asked about the latest link with Villa.

"No," he said.

"We don't have enough players to play 40 days without Yaya, without Kolo and with eight players injured. We need players in, not out."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Transfer News: Bruce confirms Hull are eying Vincent Aboubakar

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are considering a move for Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar.

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property