Manchester City attacking midfielder Elano has revealed he is considering a move to Serie A giants Lazio.
The 27-year-old made an instant impact in the Premier League following his arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer, but has had limited chances under new manager Mark Hughes.
Hughes is now believed to be considering offloading the Brazilian during the January transfer window to make way for new faces, and Elano admits he would be willing to move on if Lazio make good on their reported interest.
''I would not have any problem playing in Italy. And Lazio are a very good team,'' Elano told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
''I cannot say more, I have to speak to Manchester City. I will do it soon, then decide what to do.
''I have heard it said that Lazio would be interested. I am pleased that such a big club is tracking me.''
However, Elano made it clear that no contact has yet been made with the Rome-based outfit - or with Spanish side Espanyol, who are also thought to be interested.
He said: ''At the moment there are lots of things being said, I have to stay focused. I prefer not (to add anything). I'm a Manchester City player and I have to give priority to my club.
''I have not talked about my future with any team.''