Recent Manchester City signing Yan Couto has hinted Fernandinho will leaving at the end of the season.
Couto, a Brazilian full back currently on loan at Girona, claimed that the central midfielder is set to run down his contract at the Etihad Stadium.
Fernandinho, who joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, has not yet confirmed his future plans.
Couto signed for City in July and said on Thursday: 'I stayed there for a week. I was able to have a coffee with the Brazilians at the club.
"I also had a dinner with Fernandinho, who invited me. Fernandinho, to tell you the truth, is a friend of mine, we always exchange messages on WhatsApp."
The 18-year-old then suggested that Fernandinho is calling time on his career at City.
"I will not be lucky enough to play with him, he will leave this year," Couto added.