Big money spenders Queens Park Rangers are interested in Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, so says the Daily Star Sunday.
The centre back’s contract expires next month and will not be offered a new deal after five years at the club, a spell in which he has made over 100 appearances. He is on the radar of QPR boss Harry Redknapp who will make a move for the England international should his side defeat Derby in Saturday’s play-off final.
Despite the London club’s annual wage budget reportedly totalling more than that of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, such a move would be extremely unlikely should QPR fail to reach the Premier League due to Lescott’s wage demands.
However, the financial benefits of promotion to the top flight would be significant enough to reshape the squad at Loftus Road and the 31-year-old could be the first one through the door to offer competition to the ageing centre half pairing of Richard Dunne and Clint Hill. Lescott himself is not getting any younger but would still be an asset to many teams in the lower half of the Premier League.