Lescott set to sign new West Brom deal

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HITC Sport understands that West Bromwich Albion defender Joleon Lescott is set to end speculation over his future by signing a new deal at the club.

West Bromwich Albion defender Joleon Lescott has agreed a new deal to extend his stay at The Hawthorns, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Lescott's future has been the subject of conjecture in recent weeks after Aston Villa made a bid for his services earlier this summer, as reported by The Birmingham Mail.

The 32-year-old is currently in the final year of his contract at West Brom after signing a two-year deal when joining the club on a free transfer last summer after leaving Manchester City.

Lescott was a mainstay in the West Brom side last season, making 29 appearances in all competitions for the Baggies as they secured survival in the Premier League.

The 33-year-old started the Baggies' Premier League opening defeat to City and was dropped to the bench for Saturday's draw at Watford to fuel speculation over the England international's future.

However, it is understood that contract talks are at an advanced stage and Lescott is happy to stay at West Brom.

West Brom held an option of a further year on Lescott's contract, and they have now moved to give the former Everton man a one-year extension to keep him at The Hawthorns until 2017.

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