Carlos Tevez has been offered a shock Manchester City escape-route in the shape of Northern Irish outfit Limavady United.
Club vice-chairman David Brewster has already sent a fax to the Citizens making the Barclays Premier League outfit aware of their interest in the Argentine international.
Whilst The Roesiders would not be able to meet the player's wage payments, believed to be in the region of £250,000, they are offering to keep Tevez match-fit during this difficult time.
"Pursuant to the well publicised comments of your manager yesterday evening to the effect that Carlos Tevez would not be permitted to play for your club again, may I on behalf of Limavady United FC indicate our willingness to assist you with a difficult problem," read the fax sent to the Etihad Stadium.
"We would be perfectly willing to take Mr Tevez on loan for the remainder of the season or until transfer, thereby permitting him to play football but without the risk of being cup-tied for the Champions League.
"Naturally, our club would not be in a position to discharge Mr Tevez's wages but I am sure you can see the advantages of keeping him match fit prior to any possible sale."
The striker has been suspended from duties with Manchester City following Tuesday night's dispute between the player and manager Roberto Mancini during the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, with the manager claiming Tevez is 'finished' with the club under his management.
However, the striker has claimed the issue was simply a miscommunication between the two parties, and that he was ready to play for Manchester City despite accusations to the contrary.
With the saga set to rumble on, a loan move away from the club could be the best solution available to the Manchester City hierarchy, although a trip to the The Showgrounds seems like a long-shot.