England regular is keen to be at Brazil 2014.
Unsettled Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is prepared to remain at Eastlands next season, but only if new head coach Manuel Pellegrini can guarantee him more regular playing time, reports the Daily Mirror.
The England international, who has been in the north west since signing from Everton for £22 million in Aug 2009, lost his place at the heart of the City back four last campaign to Serbian central defender Matija Nastasic.
And with there being a World Cup finals in Brazil in the summer of 23014, the 30-year-old is said to be desperate to be given some first-team opportunities by City next season, and so Lescott will sit down with City’s new Chilean boss when he returns for pre-season training next week to discuss his future at the club.
The centre back featured in only 21 matches in the Premier League under previous City manager Roberto Mancini in the last campaign, and just the 28 contests in all competitions overall, but if he is given assurances by Pellegrini about his future then he is understood to be prepared to stay at the club.