Leeds United star Ezgjan Alioski has instructed his agent to start finding him a new club ahead of the summer, Football Insider understands.
The versatile 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and talks over an extension have not resulted in an agreement.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Alioski has told his representatives to begin the process of finding a new club.
The Macedonia international revealed to the BBC in December he would “love to stay” at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa has also spoken warmly of the left footer, who has been a key member of the team in their first season back in the Premier League.
But talks between Alioski and Leeds over a new long-term contract have failed to resolve the uncertainty over his future.
He was linked with Galatasaray in the January window and is now able to agree a pre-contract with an overseas club.
Leeds face losing a player who has started 18 of their 25 Premier League matches this season.
Most of those have been at left-back, which has been Alioski’s main position in Bielsa’s attack-minded team in recent seasons.
He joined as an attacking midfielder and has played 158 times for Leeds, scoring 22 goals and provided 16 assists.
The likes of Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling and Mateusz Klich all signed deals in the autumn of 2019 when they were in their late 20s that run until 2023 or 2024.