Joleon Lescott has denied he ever wanted to leave Manchester City this season, despite seeing loan moves to West Ham and Fulham fail.
Lescott had also been subject to a free-transfer bid from Besiktas, with a €2.2m salary tempter, given that his Manchester City contract expires this summer.
He was largely expected to move out this month, initially on loan followed by a permanent move.
However, with West Ham finally pulling out of any potential move, the England international has attempted to clarify his position at title-chasers Manchester City.
"A loan move was never on the cards for me," Lescott wrote on his Twitter page today.
"It had nothing to do with wages just simply a chance to win 4 trophy's [sic] with #City this season."
Manchester City team-mate Edin Dzeko popped up with a reply to Lescott – "glad u stayed bro", before Lescott reiterated his title ambitions.
"I've played enough PL games already to get a medal if we win the league and every minute of the league/FA cup runs should we win them," the 31-year-old wrote.
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