Leeds could make a parting of the ways easier for Giuseppe Bellusci
Bellusci has been told he has no future at Leeds and is trying to find a new club.
Negotiations are ongoing between Bellusci's agent and Greek side PAOK, while Italian club Cremonese are also keen.
Bellusci signed for Leeds from Catania in 2014 and had two chaotic seasons at Elland Road.
Leeds' Giuseppe Bellusci scores an own goal and Middlesbrough's second
The centre-back had some positive moments, a free-kick against Bournemouth for instance, but these were largely overshadowed by errors like his own goal against Middlesbrough or failed overhead kick clearance versus Rotherham.
He did not respond well to criticism and engaged in frank discussions with supporters on social media, which have helped make him the most unpopular player at the club by far.
Bellusci spent last season on loan at Empoli who were relegated, ending their hopes of moving for him.
Leeds' Giuseppe Bellusci
He played in two recent pre-season games but was left behind from the club's pre-season trip to Austria in order for him to find a new club.
Terminating his contract may be the quickest solution. Leeds did so with Nicky Ajose two years ago and later Noel Hunt.
The move would mean they miss out on a transfer fee, but get his wages off their books and rid themselves of a saga which could drag on for weeks.