Jack Wilshere's Arsenal career seems to be over after reports alleged that the club informed the injury-plagued star that he was free to leave.
The Daily Mail has claimed to have heard that the midfielder is not part of Arsene Wenger's plans moving forward into the new campaign, and are willing to listen to offers for Wilshere's services.
Serie A side Sampdoria have already seen a reported £6m bid knocked back for the 25-year-old, and Wilshere is believed to have ambitions of waiting for the right career move to come along before making a concrete decision on his future before departing the Emirates.
Wilshere has entered the final 12 months of his current Arsenal deal, and the Gunners are keen to move him on this summer to pick up some semblance of a transfer fee rather than lose him for nothing next June.
The club and Wilshere's representatives are also said to be open to the possibility of extending his current contract, but such a move would merely delay the inevitable and allow Arsenal to demand more money to sell him on.
Wilshere is currently working his way back from a broken leg sustained while on loan at Bournemouth last season, and has not travelled with the rest of the senior squad on their pre-season tour of Australia and China.
The England international's injury troubles have been well documented over the past three seasons, with hamstring and ankle issues in particular reducing the amount of minutes he has accrued on the pitch.
A season-long loan with the Cherries last term was seen as a way for him to prove his fitness to Wenger, but after his form dipped and yet another injury sustained, the Frenchman appears to have given up on making Wilshere an Arsenal great.
Reports earlier in July had suggested that Sampdoria were weighing up a £9m move for Wilshere, but after their initial bid was rebuffed by the FA Cup winners, question marks remain if they will return with an improved offer.