Scotland boss Craig Levein does not expect David Goodwillie to see out the summer at Dundee United.
The Terrors striker saw a sexual assault charge which had been hanging over his head since January dropped on Monday.
He is now free to turn his full focus back to his career, which has been on the up for a few years.
The 22-year-old has shone for United since becoming a first-team regular and was awarded his Scotland debut in November 2010 against the Faroe Islands.
His rise to prominence has unsurprisingly drawn admiring glances from afar, with a number of clubs reported to be chasing his signature.
Any talk of a transfer was put on hold while his clearing was sorted out, but the likes of Cardiff, Blackpool and Rangers could now be ready to pounce.
Goodwillie's boss at international level is convinced a move will be put in place before the summer transfer window slams shut, with the time now right for the youngster to test himself at a higher level.
"He's at the right stage in his career where he needs another challenge and a step up," Levein said in the Daily Record.
"The club needs the money, so put those two things together and it's pretty obvious what is going to happen.
"There are a number of clubs interested but I'd be confident he won't be at United when the transfer window closes."
Meanwhile, Levein has hinted he is ready to recall Goodwillie to the international fold after the sexual assault was dropped.
The 22-year-old - who has one cap - could now have a part to play in next month's friendly against Denmark at Hampden Park.
"One of the reasons he hasn't been involved until now is because of the charge hanging over him," he continued.
"Now that has been dropped, on merit, I think he's as good a young striker as there is in Scotland and certainly he'll be one I'll be thinking about."