The Daily Star says he wants showdown talks with Manuel Pellegrini before deciding his Manchester City future.
He could choose to run down his contract and leave Pellegrini's men for nothing next summer, but City are loathed to let him go for nothing.
A source said: "There is still a lot to decide and he needs to sit down with Manuel Pellegrini to discuss his future.
"But the World Cup is all he is focusing on now so nothing will happen until after this is finished.
"It means his future is left in limbo but it will get resolved one way or another before the start of next season."
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