MANCHESTER, England -- Claudio Reyna could be leaving Manchester City to return to the United States.
"For his personal reasons, we are in talks with him and his representatives due to that he might want to go back to the States," City manager Stuart Pearce said Monday.
Pearce said that a family issue was the reason for the 33-year-old midfielder's proposed exit.
"Players will only be allowed to leave if it is in the best interests of the football club," Pearce said. "Until anything is resolved on that, he stays a Manchester City player."
Reyna did not answer calls from The Associated Press.
The eight-year United States captain retired from international soccer in June after a disappointing World Cup, where the Americans finished last in Group E.
Reyna scored eight goals in 112 appearances with the United States.
The former Rangers, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg player joined City from Sunderland in August 2003.
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