Sky Sports News understands Manchester City will reject a written transfer request from Shaun Wright-Phillips.
The winger has failed to hold down a regular first-team place at Eastlands under manager Roberto Mancini and is hopeful of making a move away.
Wright-Phillips has made only two starts under the Italian in the current Premier League campaign.
However, it is understood City have yet to receive any acceptable offers for the 29-year-old, who is in his second spell with the club.
Mancini recently admitted he could allow midfielder Michael Johnson to leave on loan following a long-term injury, but the club are not keen on Wright-Phillips to depart, unless it is a permanent deal which meets their valuation.
Fulham have previously expressed their interest in the England international and are understood to be monitoring the situation.
Mark Hughes brought the player back to Eastlands from Chelsea when he was City manager in the summer of 2008 and is known to be keen on signing him for the Cottagers.