It was reported earlier this month that Froome had fallen out with Ineos boss Dave Brailsford, and he would need to leave the team to find a leadership role.
The British rider is targeting a record-equalling fifth Tour de France victory but faces competition from defending champion Egan Bernal and 2018 winner Geraint Thomas for top status at Ineos.
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Froome is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been linked with a number of teams Israel Start-Up Nation, CCC Team, Bahrain McLaren and Movistar.
Israel Start-Up Nation have reportedly made the 35-year-old an offer, but would prefer to wait until he is a free agent to conclude a deal. According to Cyclingnews, Brailsford would need to approve any move before the Tour while the Israeli team would need to put together a financial compensation package.
That means that Froome is unlikely to make a mid-season switch, ensuring that Ineos will head into the Tour with Bernal, Froome and Thomas forming a three-pronged leadership challenge.
Israel Start-Up Nation became UCI ranked in 2015 and have not yet won a major stage or classic race.
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