Sam Allardyce will try again to land Joleon Lescott when he leaves Manchester City on a free this summer.

City will not offer Lescott a new deal and the defender has made up his mind to go on a Bosman because he is not a first choice under boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Allardyce failed with a bid to sign Lescott in January because Pellegrini was reluctant to let the centre-half leave when the Blues were chasing a Quadruple of Premier League, European Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.

The highly-experienced Lescott has won the clean sweep of domestic honours during his five years at the Etihad and Big Sam feels he would strengthen his backline.