Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott has rubbished reports linking him with a move away from the Etihad Stadium during the winter transfer window, insisting that he is ‘more than happy’ to stay and fight for a place in the first-team, Sky Sports understands.
Lescott, 30, has been kept out of the City team by 19-year-old Serbia international Matija Nastasić this season.
According to reports, Lescott is attracting interest from a number of clubs in the English Premier League, including the likes of Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers.
Both Villa and QPR, who have conceded a combined 81 goals in 46 league games, could certainly utilize the services of the England international.
Villa — fresh off blowing a 2-0 lead against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns — have conceded a league-worst 44 goals this season.
As a result, they are just one point above the relegation zone at the moment, with QPR still bottom-of-the-table.
“I came to the club to win trophies. I have done that and I feel there is a chance to win more this season,” Lescott told The Telegraph.
“So I am more than happy to stay and fight for a place in the team.
“I went to see the manager about my situation and what we said will stay between us, but we both came out of the conversation happy and content with what we spoke about.
“While I would like to start every game, I am also aware that, with the strength of the squad, that just isn’t going to happen, but I am more than happy to play my part whenever needed.”
Lescott has featured in 17 matches in all competitions for Roberto Mancini’s side this season, netting one goal, which came against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium back in September.
Agent denies Dzsudzsak-Liverpool link
The agent of Dinamo Moscow and Hungary international winger Balazs Dzsudzsak has denied reports linking his client with a move to Liverpool, Sky Sports reports.
Dzsudzsak, 26, joined Dinamo Moscow for a fee of €19 million from Anzhi Makhachkala in January 2012 after spending less than one season at the Dynamo Stadium following his move from Dutch Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven in June 2011.
The 26-year-old Hungary international has been linked with a move to the Premier League, but his agent Jozsef Vorosbaranyi has denied these rumours.
“We read this rumour and could not comprehend it,” Vorosbaranyi told Nemzeti Sport.
“Balazs Dzsudzsak is a Dinamo player and we deny these rumours that he’d leave Moscow. These false stories can be harmful.”
However, two weeks ago, Dzsudzsak revealed that he was finding it difficult to adapt to life in Moscow, fueling speculation that he could be on the move yet again.
The former Debreceni VSC standout also insisted that he would prefer a move to Germany or Spain, rather than England.
Dzsudzsak has scored three goals in 12 Russian Premier League games for 10th-place Dinamo Moscow this season.