Nicolas Otamendi wants talks with Pep Guardiola to see if he still has a future at Manchester City.
The Argentine centre-back only signed a new deal in the summer and won a place in the end-of-season PFA Team of the year.
But he has lost his place to the new pairing of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte in the Premier League and hasn’t been getting a chance in Europe either.
Otamendi, who pulled out of international duty this week with an Achilles problem, didn’t even make the squad for last week’s derby and Guardiola has asked him to be patient.
Yet although the 30-year-old is more than happy at the Etihad, he wants reassurances that he will get some action before long.
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are admirers of Otamendi, who earns around £90,000 a week, and if he continues to miss out at City, will consider his options in the summer.
He has featured in just seven games in all competitions this campaign after falling down the pecking order.
And he last appeared in the top-flight on September 29 during a 2-0 win against Brighton.
Otamendi joined City from Valencia in 2015 for £28.5million – racking up 144 games in the process.
City – who face West Ham away after the international break – currently sit top of the table after winning ten out of their opening 12 games.