Orlando Pirates defender Marc Van Heerden could reportedly be offloaded by the club in January, 2018.
The full-back is yet to feature for the Buccaneers in a competitive match this season.
Innocent Maela has been preferred ahead of Van Heerden in the left-back position by Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic.
The Citizen source has disclosed that Van Heerden wanted to leave the club during the last July-August Transfer Window.
However, Bucs club chairman Dr Irvin Khoza reportedly turned down his transfer request.
“But Khoza was not too keen on the move and asked that he stay a little longer and fight for his position." the source said.
"He agreed but if by January things have not changed, he is likely to leave,” the source added.
The 29-year-old signed a long-term deal with the Soweto giants in January, 2017.