Marius Zaliukas 'poised to leave Leeds United'

Marius Zaliukas of Hearts during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Dundee at Tyncastle Stadium on September 2, 2012
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Leeds United appear poised to part company with Marius Zaliukas after the Lithuanian international defender was left out of their pre-season training camp to Italy.

Marius Zaliukas will reportedly leave Leeds United after being left out of their pre-season training camp to Italy.

The former Hearts defender turned down several other offers to join the Whites on a short-term contract last October, and made 15 appearances under Brian McDermott, who offered him an extension until next summer.

However, it appears as though the Lithuanian international is not part of new manager Dave Hockaday's plans.

Sky Sports News reports that Hockaday will not be including Zaliukas in his preparations for the upcoming campaign, with his omission from the trip to Italy seemingly signalling the end of his spell at Elland Road.

Zaliukas, 30, has been capped 24 times at international level since debuting in 2005.

Forest Green manager David Hockaday looks on during the pre season friendly match between Forest Green and Swindon Town at the New Lawn stadium on July 12, 2013
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