Liverpool midfielder Suso is threatening to leave Anfield on a permanent basis this summer if he is not given assurances over his future involvement under Brendan Rodgers.
The Spain Under-20 international spent last season on loan at Almeria, where he scored three goals in 26 league starts and returns to Merseyside in search of regular first team football.
IBTimes UK understand that Suso is seeking a new contract at Liverpool as well as promises over regular playing time this season, but that a new deal was rejected last month while the 20 year old is yet to hold talks with Rodgers over his role this term.
Amid negotiations over a new deal, Suso has made public his threat to leave Liverpool for pastures new – identifying Portuguese giants FC Porto as a potential destination – while repeating his desire to learn of his long-term future in the Premier League.
"My priority is to stay here, but Porto is an excellent option if I leave Liverpool," he said. "I know there's negotiations.
"Porto are the best club in Portugal and they have faith in their youngsters. They also have a coach I like working with.
"I will only renew with Liverpool if I'm guaranteed I'll play regularly. The option is clear: if I don't renew, let me leave. I think Liverpool thinks the same. They won't let me leave on a free in a year if I don't renew. Let's see what happens."
Suso's current deal expires in 2015 and the player is planning to leave either this summer or in 12 months' time should his demands not be met. Liverpool are currently overrun with midfielders in their squad and last week secured the signing Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen.
The Spanish youth international made his Reds debut in 2012 in the Europa League match against Young Boys and quickly made an impression in the first team, making 14 appearances in the Premier League.
Last term he enjoyed a decent spell at Almeria and returns to last season's Premier League runners-up with ambitions of playing a significant role next term upon the club's return to the Champions League.