Skysports.com understands Kelvin Etuhu is set to leave Manchester City on a free transfer.
Etuhu, who has come through the youth ranks at City, is thought to be close to agreeing a deal to cancel his contract.
The 22-year-old has found himself well down the pecking order at City and both parties are ready to go their separate ways.
Etuhu enjoyed a season on loan at Cardiff last term and helped the Championship club reach the play-off final where they lost to Blackpool.
The move to cancel his contract will leave Etuhu free to find a new club in January and there are thought to be a number of clubs waiting in the wings to sign the versatile attacker.