James Holland has played his final game for Adelaide United and will fly to China on Friday, coach Guillermo Amor has confirmed.
The 27-year-old 15-time Socceroo was earlier this month linked with Chinese Super League outfit Liaoning Whowin and is expected to undergo a medical at the club.
Amor confirmed Holland's exit, which paves the way for the struggling champions to bring in reinforcements having previously spent their entire salary cap.
“He’s going tomorrow,” Amor said, when asked if Holland was leaving.
“The market is open now. The possibility is open and he’ll be going to China.
“I don’t know if he’s signed or not at this moment, but I know that he goes and today he played well, worked a lot and was good.”
Amor refused to be drawn on any likely signings, but former Reds midfielder Dario Vidosic has been linked with the club.
Vidosic, ironically currently on the books of Liaoning, recently married Marie Panagaris, who he met during his time with United and hails from Adelaide.
Liaoning have also been linked with Socceroo Robbie Kruse, with either move likely to force out Vidosic or fellow Australian Michael Thwaite.
When asked about signings, Amor said: “We are working on this, we have time, it’s not clear, better not to speak.”