Man City set to move for Chelsea keeper Cudicini
The 34-year-old is a proven top flight stopper and felt the time was right to emerge from the shadows of the big Czech. Leaving it too much longer may diminish his options elsewhere.
However, Jose Mourinho would not countenance a move and his successor may adopt a similar attitude.
If Avram Grant takes a different view because he has another senior goalkeeper in his ranks in Henrique Hilario, Manchester City would love to snap up Cudicini.