Lescott said that he must be playing regularly in a World Cup year and will consider moving on should City not guarantee him the minutes he requires.
"If someone said when I signed here 'you're going to win the Premier League, get to two FA Cup finals and represent your country in the Euros I'd have snapped their hand off," he told The Telegraph.
"So now to go into the final year of my contract uncertain about my future is quite strange. I'd love to stay. My wife's pregnant, we've just moved house, the kids are happy at school. I'm not naive. When you've achieved all that and you're going into the last year of your contract your future might be elsewhere.
"I can't afford to go into a World Cup year being uncertain of whether I'm going to play here. I feel that I've done enough for the club to demand a bit of respect in terms of they come and tell me what they want, whether it's a new deal, which I would be delighted to sign, or [to go] elsewhere."
Lescott has been capped 26 times by England.