Besiktas have confirmed that they are interested in signing Joleon Lescott in the summer.
However, Lescott’s importance for City has dwindled over the past two years, thanks to injuries, poor form and the advent of better and more capable players in his position.
So when his contract with Manuel Pellegrini’s side comes to an end in June, he is very much likely to be heading towards the exit door.
And Besiktas will lie in wait for him.
The Turkish giants have been linked with a move for the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man, who has indicated in the past he remains open to playing his football outside Great Britain.
The club’s director of football Onder Ozen has now confirmed that they are interested in recruiting the 26-time capped England international.
“Lescott is still on our transfer wish list," The Sun quotes him as saying.
"Everything will become clear at the end of the season, players will be leaving and arriving but I don't want to disclose too much information yet."
It could prove to be a good move for Lescott, who, if he stays in England, is unlikely to be signed by a top-four club.
So a move to Turkey would not necessarily be a bad one for Lescott or send him to the footballing wilderness.