Declan Gallagher’s stay at Dundee is over.
The Tele understands the central defender has turned down a third offer of a new deal.
As a result, with his contract up yesterday (Monday), the 23-year-old is in search of a new club.
Six weeks ago a third contract offer was put on the table to Gallagher, signed from Clyde back in 2012.
However, as was the case with the first two offers, one in July 2013 and another in January this year, it was knocked back by the player and his representatives.
There’s only so many bites at the cherry a player can have and it’s understood the club have no plans to offer him a fourth contract.
Instead, manager Paul Hartley has already set his sights on a number of targets to replace the big defender, who made 40 appearances for the Championship-winning side last season, scoring four times.
Talks are believed to have already taken place with a couple of potential replacements, as the manager looks to add to the capture of James McPake in the central defensive area.
Elsewhere, the club are expected to confirm the release of Matt Lockwood, Sean Bonnett-Johnson and Stephen Hughes.
Talks with midfielder Kevin McBride, also out of contract today, are ongoing.