Sunderland manager Roy Keane has decided against offering a contract to former Manchester City winger Kiki Musampa.
The 30-year-old recently spent time on trial with the Black Cats, but Keane has allowed Musampa to leave Wearside after an appearance for the club's reserve team.
The left-winger is a free agent after leaving Turkish club Trabzonspor, having previously enjoyed stints with Ajax, Bordeaux, Malaga and Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, Keane has confirmed that Dean Whitehead has started light training as he begins his comeback from a serious knee injury.
Keane told the Sunderland Echo: "Dean is ready for a bit of light jogging, but I have to emphasise it's only light jogging.
"I have to make sure he doesn't push himself in any way, shape or form, because that's half the battle when players are so eager to return - stopping them from straining themselves by trying to do too much.
"But it's a psychological boost the fact that he's on the training ground and moving again."