Lescott, who began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, could be set for a return to England four months after leaving Aston Villa.

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Paul Lambert is considering an ’emotional return’ to the club for Joleon Lescott, claims a report in this week’s Sunday People.

Lescott is a free agent after having his contract at AEK Athens terminated last month, but is unable to move clubs until January due to FIFA regulations.

Wolves, for whom the defender made his senior debut as a 17-year-old, are struggling near the bottom of the Championship and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 matches.

Lescott left Molineux for Everton in summer 2006 after 178 appearances in gold, and later moved to Manchester City for £24 million, where he won the Premier League twice in five years.

The 34-year-old returned to the Midlands with Wolves’ fierce rivals West Bromwich Albion, before joining another local side Aston Villa in 2015.

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The Villans terminated the former England international’s deal back in August, with his final appearance coming earlier that month in an under-23 fixture against Wolves.

Having also turned out four times for Athens, it is unclear whether or not Lescott would be allowed to play for a third club this season.

French winger Hatem Ben Arfa was previously barred from playing for Nice in 2015, having already appeared for Hull City and Newcastle United’s Under-21s.

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