Joe Hart has stressed that he would like to secure a permanent move away from Manchester City this summer instead of going on loan for a third consecutive season.
The England international is back at the Etihad Stadium after loan spells at Torino and West Ham, but finds himself third choice behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo.
City boss Pep Guardiola has said he wants to "find a solution" for Hart and the 31-year-old goalkeeper is keen to begin a new chapter in his career.
"I need to go somewhere permanent, I think that's obvious," Hart, who missed out on selection for England's World Cup squad, told BBC Sport.
"I did what I did in the previous two seasons because I needed to play to be involved in the World Cup - and look where that got me.
"I'm experienced, I've played at the highest level for a long time and done a lot of things in the game.
"I need to be an important player at that club and I think that can only happen with a permanent move.
"Of course, if I don't find a solution which suits both parties, I'm contracted to Manchester City.
"I need to do what's right for me and my family and that's the decision I'll be making. It's a tough one, but it's a situation which will be resolved."