Oscar Gobern's future looks increasingly likely to be away from Huddersfield Town.
But the John Smith’s Stadium club won’t be in the market for his fellow midfielder Billy Knott of neighbours Bradford City.
Town boss Chris Powell was keen to keep Gobern after he impressed towards the end of the season.
The fact he is left-footed adds to his appeal.
But the out-of-contract 24-year-old is considering his options after initial talks over fresh terms.
Town are keen to settle the matter one way or the other as soon as possible.
And it seems Gobern’s stay at the club might be over after four years.
Signed from Southampton for a tribunal-fixed £250,000, he has played 79 times.
He has had an injury-plagued couple of seasons and was loaned out to Chesterfield last October.
Town player of the year Jacob Butterfield, Conor Coady and Jonathan Hogg have been Powell’s preferred midfield trio.
And they are hoping for big things from Danish prospect Philip Billing and Norwegian Sondre Tronsdad.
Chelsea academy product Knott, 22, joined Bradford from Sunderland a year ago.
He was one of the stars of the Bantams’ run to the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Knott is under contract for another year, but Bradford could be ready to cash in.
However sources suggest Town aren’t interested.
Billy Knott in 2014/15