Munster have confirmed that Paul Warwick will leave the province at the end of the season.
The 29-year-old, who can play at fly-half or full-back, has been linked with a move to a host of European clubs, including Stade Francais, and felt it was in the best interests of all concerned if he made clear his intention to leave.
The former Australia Schoolboys cap, who has been with Munster since 2007 and kicked all their points in last month's 15-6 win over Australia, told the club website: "We felt the need to address the recent speculation about my future by confirming my intention to move."
He continued: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here with Munster and hope I can contribute in helping the squad achieve the goals we set for ourselves at the start of the season."
Munster coach Tony McGahan added: "We are of course disappointed that Paul will be leaving us at the end of the season. He has been a quality player who significantly contributed at both full-back and fly-half over the past four seasons.
"We understand the reasons for his decision and he leaves with our best wishes both professionally and personally."