West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce won't give up on signing Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini ruled out allowing Lescott to leave on-loan over the weekend.

The Daily Mail says Allardyce believes the defender will be available in the last week of the window.

However, City have more to lose with their player out of contract in the summer and, should he return to them at the end of a loan in May, they would still have to pay the remainder of his contract until July at around £90,000 a week.

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