Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba had reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester City before backing out of a summer transfer.
The World Cup winner's six-year spell at Old Trafford is expected to end in six weeks' time when his contract at United reaches a conclusion.
Earlier this month, it was claimed that United's neighbours were making an attempt to convince the France international to make the short switch across the city.
According to The Times, a controversial switch appeared on the cards at one stage with the 29-year-old said to have agreed terms over representing the Premier League champions from 2022-23 onwards.
However, the report claims that Pogba has now had second thoughts over the transfer, and will now seemingly move abroad should his exit from United be confirmed.