Yaya Toure is still expected to leave Manchester City when his contract expires this summer.
Having made up with the midfielder’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, Pep Guardiola is open to rewarding the Ivorian with a new deal.
However, according to the Sun, the former Barcelona man may reject the opportunity to spend another season at the Etihad, though not because of his relationship with Guardiola.
Money is also not a factor, as all Toure wants is to be promised regular football.
If City cannot guarantee that, then there are several Premier League clubs waiting in the wings.
The same source claim West Ham and Crystal Palace are both monitoring the situation, as are the two newly-promoted sides, Newcastle and Brighton.
Any of those would surely make the two-time title winner first choice, which would give them an advantage over City, who will have another option in that position when Ilkay Gundogan returns from injury next season.
Wherever he ends up, the 33-year-old is set to take a significant pay cut.