Felipe Caicedo has been left out of Espanyol’s tour of Indonesia to pursue a move away from the club.
The 28-year-old has been given permission to skip the club’s pre-season tour and look for a solution in his desire to move to either Lazio or La Liga new boys Girona.
Following their return to Spain’s top flight, Catalan side Girona, now linked with Man City, have already begun recruiting for the new season.
Having held discussions with Espanyol last week, it was expected that former City striker Caicedo was set to arrive across the Catalonia region.
However, a problem of wages which were set at £1.8m-a-year by the Ecuadorian have halted such a move with Girona officials unwilling to pay that amount.
It is now understood that Italian side Lazio are in discussions with the 28-year-old striker, but a move is not yet at an advanced stage.
Corriere dello Sport claim that a bid in the region of £4m has been submitted and that the striker is ready to begin talks, having spent pre-season training on his own in a separate club complex.
Caicedo has had spells with Man City, Malaga, Sporting Lisbon, Basel, Lokomotiv Moscow and Levante before joining Espanyol.