Record signing Mirsad Beslija insists his Hearts career is not over despite joining Belgian club Sint-Truiden on loan until the end of the season.
Beslija is returning to the Belgian Jupiler League
"I am going over for one year, although I remain a Hearts player," the 28-year-old told Hearts' website.
"I am looking to get fit and to find a place in the team. I want to come back and fight for my place.
"I'd like to thank everyone at Hearts and I look forward to coming back here next year."
Winger Beslija joined Hearts from Belgian side Genk in January 2006, costing £850,000.
But the Bosnia and Herzegovina international made little impact during an injury-disrupted spell at Tynecastle and made just 13 appearances, six as a substitute.
Jupiler League club Sint-Truiden will have an option to keep the 28-year-old for a second season, which would take Beslija through to the end of his three-and-a-half-year Hearts contract.
Meanwhile, Hearts striker Michal Pospisil has returned from a trial with NEC Nijmegen but the Dutch club have yet to make an offer for the Czech.
And Ibrahim Tall could also been on his way out at Tynecastle, with Strasbourg keen on taking the defender back to France.
Jean-Luc Herzog, Strasbourg's general manager, told the Edinburgh Evening News: "We have made three offers for Ibrahim Tall in the last month and as far as we're concerned they were three big efforts to sign the player.
"He's a very good player and one we admire but he is out of contract in the summer and in five months he could talk to anyone and agree to leave Hearts on a pre-contract.
"That puts them in a position. Do they accept a very strong financial offer from us or do they take the risk that they get nothing for him?
"Our offer is still on the table if Hearts want to have a rethink over their position."