Sam Allardyce believes Zurab Khizanishvili should leave Blackburn for the sake of his own career.
The Georgia international moved to Ewood Park in 2006 but has fallen down the pecking order in recent years and spent time on loan at Newcastle and Reading last season.
Khizanishvili has not been able to secure a permanent switch this summer and his future remains uncertain, with a year still left on his Rovers contract.
Allardyce admits the 28-year-old defender does not figure in his plans for the new campaign and would prefer a sale rather than another loan, insisting that Blackburn would not block any reasonable approach.
"He is one to let go for our sake and for his," Allardyce told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"He has played far too little football at this club over the last two years to be wanting to stay and for us to be wanting to keep him.
"I think wherever a football club would like to take him on, we wouldn't be standing in his way.
"We would not want to loan him again. We want him to build a future for himself."
Allardyce can understand the financial benefits to Khizanishvili of staying at Blackburn but feels he should be looking to play regularly elsewhere.
"He has still got a few good years of playing football in him," said the Rovers boss.
"Of course one of the problems is he can't match the salary at other clubs that he gets at Blackburn Rovers now.
"That is one of the major reasons he hasn't moved on in the past two years.
"But now is the time to move for the football rather than thinking about the money."