Scott Sinclair has admitted a desire to play more first team football may see him leave the Etihad with Swansea the current bookies’ favourites.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, the 25-year-old admitted that he had reached a stage in his career where it was important to be playing week-in, week-out in the top flight.
"I'm just looking to play as many games as possible ... If the manager is going to give me game time, then I would love to stay," he told the news provider
"But if that's not the case I'm sure I'll have to go elsewhere and to play more."
The quotes have seen Swansea City emerge as the bookies’ favourites to sign the player, with Ladbrokes pricing the Welsh club at 11/4 to land Sinclair this summer.
But the Swans could yet face stiff competition for the midfielder, with Southampton second in the betting at 9/2.
The Saints are keen to recruit more players this summer following a busy couple of months which have seen key attacking players like Adam Lallana and Ricky Lambert depart the club.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, are third in the running at 4/1 with the bookmakers, as Paul Lambert aims to steer the Villans clear of relegation this term.
They could face some Midlands competition for their man too, with West Brom outsiders at 10/1 to land Sinclair.
The 25-year-old spent the latter half of last season on loan with the Baggies and while he struggled for form at the club, playing just 11 times, a change of manager could see West Brom renew their interest in the midfielder.
Alan Irvine was brought in this summer to replace Pepe Mel, after the Spaniard struggled during a short stint at the Hawthorns.