Shrewsbury Town boss Gary Peters admits David Edwards could be on his way out of Gay Meadow at the end of the season.
The highly-rated Welshman has been in sparkling form for The Shrews this term and has been linked with Championship clubs such as Norwich City and Cardiff City.
Edwards is out of contract in the summer but Peters believes it would benefit his development to sign a new deal and stay at Shrewsbury.
However, Peters has revealed that the midfielder is keen to leave in the summer.
"There is a report in the newspaper today about the fact that Dave Edwards doesn't intend to sign a contract with us and feels that it's time to move on," Peters told the club's official website.
"We've not given up that Dave will sign for us and have made him an offer but he hasn't accepted that.
"We've been told by Dave and his agent that it's not about money but because he feels he can move on at the end of the season to a Championship club."
Peters insists he has not yet been in contact with any rival managers, and is still hoping to persuade Edwards his future belongs at Shrewsbury.
"I've not had any conversations with any managers about bidding for Dave so we've just got to go on what we've been told," he explained.
"It's a big decision for Dave. I think it would be better for him to have at least another year with us as his development is coming on brilliantly and he could then leave the club in a position of strength in maybe a year's time.
"We are going to carry on trying to persuade Dave to sign for us and as far as I'm concerned it's still a work in progress even though Dave thinks he should move to another club in the summer."