The Independent has reported that England winger Marland Yarde has been told he has no future at Harlequins.
Yarde allegedly failed to report for training on three separate occasions without providing a satisfactory explanation.
The club gave the 25-year-old international his marching orders last week, with Quins director of rugby John Kingston telling him his behaviour was no longer acceptable.
“Marland is under contract to Harlequins Rugby Football Club and he remains a Harlequins player at the moment,” said Kingston.
“If and when Harlequins decide that somebody is not right to stay, firstly you honour that contract and then if you decide it’s the right thing to move someone on, and you get to that point, you can do that as you wish to do so.”
“I have to make decisions I believe are for the better good of Harlequins Rugby Football Club, all the time. I want to build an environment and a culture, with a tight-knit group of people that can work our way through things, and challenge for honours.”
Kingston’s patience snapped last week when it emerged Yarde had failed to attend the captain’s run the day before his side faced a crucial clash against Wasps.
This followed missing training in August, which led to him subsequently being told not to attend the pre-season camp in Germany.
It has been widely reported that Yarde will now join Quins’ Premiership rivals Sale Sharks, however, Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond on Friday denied any conversations had taken place with the player.