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The England international has admitted that he could be forced to move clubs if he is not assured of first-team playing time ahead of the summer 2014 tournament in Brazil

Joleon Lescott has revealed that his future might be away from Manchester City as he feels a lack of game-time under Roberto Mancini could damage his chances of being selected for England's World Cup campaign in 2014.

The 30-year-old was snubbed by Roy Hodgson's England selection against San Marino and Montenegro, but was eventually used in the squad as a replacement for the injured Rio Ferdinand.

Lescott is hoping to sort out his future soon however, to help boost his chances of being picked by the England manager.

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He told The Daily Telegraph: "If someone said when I signed here 'you're going to win the Premier League, get to two FA Cup finals and represent your country in the Euros', I'd have snapped their hand off.

"So now to go into the final year of my contract uncertain about my future is quite strange. I'd love to stay. My wife's pregnant, we've just moved house, the kids are happy at school.

"But I'm not naive. When you've achieved all that and you're going into the last year of your contract your future might be elsewhere.

"I can't afford to go into a World Cup year being uncertain of whether I'm going to play [regularly] here.

"I feel I've done enough for the club to demand a bit of respect in terms of they come and tell me what they want, whether it's a new deal, which I would be delighted to sign, or [to go] elsewhere.

"I'm very respectful of the club with what they've done for me, how they were persistent when Everton were digging their heels in to keep me. I owe a lot to the club. I also feel I've done enough to demand a bit of respect to not see speculation about my future."

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