|By SHAM MAJID
Central Coast Mariners have announced that Pedj Bojic has been released from the club, paving the way for his mooted move to Sydney FC.
Bojic had requested the termination of contract despite having a year remaining, with the club agreeing after failing to convince him to remain.
Bojic will now be free to depart from the A-League title winners upon the team's return to Australia on Friday.
The Mariners suffered a 3-0 defeat to Guangzhou Evergrande in their AFC Champions League Round of 16 second-leg clash on Wednesday, exiting the competition 5-1 on aggregate.
Bojic, who played 25 matches for the Mariners in the 2012-13 A-League season, has been a mainstay of the club's starting XI over the past five years, making 123 appearances in the process.
His exit could be one of many for the Mariners, along with goalkeeper Mat Ryan, midfielder Oliver Bozanic and Trent Sainsbury.
Ryan is reported to be negotiating personal terms with Europa League-bound Danish Superliga side Randers, while Sainsbury is also attracting interest from Europe and Bozanic is tipped for a move to Asia.