Newcastle midfielder Emre has revealed he wants to leave the club for Galatasaray when the transfer window reopens.
The Turkish international has dropped down the pecking order at St James' Park following the arrival of Sam Allardyce as manager.
The classy schemer has only featured once this season in the Carling Cup win over Barnsley and the summer signings of Geremi and Alan Smith have increased competition for places in Newcastle's midfield.
Emre, who is currently away on international duty with Turkey, claims former club Galatasaray want to sign him and that he would be keen on a return to Istanbul.
Exit plan"I want to go back to Galatasaray, and they want me," Emre is quoted as saying in the Sunday Sun.
Galatasaray's vice-president Adnan Polat has confirmed the club's interest in bringing Emre back to Turkey.
"This is a transfer we can do in January," said Polat.
It remains to be seen if Newcastle would be willing to sell Emre, who cost £3.8million when he arrived at Newcastle from Internazionale in 2005.