Sheffield United and Leeds United had 'interest' in Nottingham Forest man during summer transfer window
The 31-year-old is said to be close to joining Turkish outfit Rizespor, despite having only joined Forest in January.
Shelvey has slipped down the pecking order at Forest and his last appearance for the club was back in April.
One of his final Forest outings was at Elland Road, when Leeds secured a 2-1 victory over Steve Cooper’s side.
Although neither Leeds or Sheffield United recruited Shelvey, both clubs have bolstered their midfield ranks.
Leeds made two late additions to their midfield with the additions of Ilia Gruev and Glen Kamara.