Leeds United chiefs have heard nothing from Ezgjan Alioski on his future plans but are not expecting him to be at the club next season, Football Insider understands.
The North Macedonia international was offered a new contract that has remained on the table for months but has not accepted it.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club hierarchy have not been told where Alioski will be playing his football next term.
But no-one is expecting that to be at Elland Road and the club are in the market for a new left-back regardless of what happens.
This site exclusively revealed on 23rd March that the left-sided star, 29, had agreed a pre-contract with Galatasaray.
That sparked fury among many Leeds followers who remember how two of their fans were stabbed to death by Galatasaray supporters prior to a Uefa Cup match in 2000.
There has been no public comment from Alioski on his future and he has remained in the starting XI, raising hope among fans he could be persuaded to commit to a new deal.
But Leeds are not planning for that possibility as they believe he would have negotiated if he was looking to stay.
Alioski is out of contract at Elland Road at the end of the season and has been able to agree a pre-contract with overseas clubs since 1 January.
The versatile performer has started 25 of Leeds’ 34 league fixtures this season, most of them at left-back.
But it appears he will add only a handful of appearances to the 167 accumulated since joining from Swiss side Lugano in 2017.
Alioski played as a winger for most of his first two seasons before being converted into an attacking full-back.