Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis is resigned to losing Max Clayton after the teenage striker turned down the offer of a new deal.
Davis confirmed the 19-year-old, out of contract at Gresty Road, is currently training with another club and is hoping to secure a permanent deal there.
"The Max thing is on-going and I'm continuously asked questions about it," Davis told the club's official website. "All I can tell our supporters is that he is currently training with another club.
"They have spoken to us and as he is out of contract, he can go where he likes. He is within his rights to do that.
"It will be a type of trial and they will make a decision on him after that. They must be keen on him to have a look at him and if he impresses I am sure they will come back with an offer.
"We are due compensation and hopefully something can be decided between the clubs if it comes to that.
"It is something the chairman and Dario (Gradi) and myself will decide upon in due course. Whatever happens with Max, we wish him well."
Clayton made his Crewe debut as a 17-year-old against Morecambe in 2011 and has made a total of 92 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals.