Manchester City will reportedly not stop Yaya Toure from joining a rival Premier League club were one to come calling in January.
The Ivorian's time at the Etihad Stadium appears to be at an end after boss Pep Guardiola said he would not consider him for selection unless his agent apologised for a rant against the Spaniard.
The 33-year-old, who was also cast out of Barcelona when Guardiola took over, is now on the lookout for a new club and would reportedly like to stay in England with his family settled in Chesire.
With only the big teams in the Premier League likely to be able to match the midfielder's wage demands it is likely Toure could end up at one of City's title rivals were he to stay in the UK.
City are reportedly not concerned about letting him join a domestic adversary, although it would seem more likely the former Barcelona man ends up going abroad having had offers from China and the United States during the summer.