Sweden keeper Andreas Isaksson has begged Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson not to wreck his hopes of securing a move to Galatasaray before Thursday night's transfer deadline.

The former Rennes number one is desperate to quit Eastlands after failing to earn a first-team place with the Euro 2008 finals on the horizon.

"I have made it perfectly clear to Svennis that I want to leave and that Galatasaray is where I want to be now," Isaksson told Expressen.

"Finally, there is a club that want to give me a chance and I hope Manchester City don't ruin things.

"It is not acceptable for me to sit on the bench.

"I've made it really clear to him [Eriksson] that I want to leave. Galatasaray are buying me to play me.

"This is tremendously important to me.

"I have to get playing again and get my self-confidence back."