Brown Ideye is expected to leave his Chinese Super League side, Tianjin TEDA at the end of the season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
According to a report by Chinese daily, sports.enorth.com.cn, The TEDA management has replaced Ideye's foreign spot in the team with Frank Acheampong who arrived from Belgian side Anderlecht on a short term loan deal.
And Ideye who joined the club in January for a fee of £9m from Greek Champions Olympiacos isn't prepared to spend another season ostracised from the first team.
"Ideye will leave at the end of the season because he has been demoted," the report on sports.enorth.com.cn claims.
Ideye scored four goals in 13 CSL appearances before he was demoted to the reserve team.