ALEX-RAY Harvey is on his way out of Barrow AFC, after the club accepted a bid from National League rivals Guiseley.

The club have also confirmed Liam Hughes has put in a transfer request.

Midfielder Harvey put in his own request to leave Holker Street, which was permitted, and the Lions submitted a bid believed to be in the region of £10,000.

That was agreed by Barrow, with personal terms now being negotiated and the move expected to be finalised before the weekend.

Harvey, who made 219 appearances for AFC over five-and-a-half years – making his debut as a loanee from Burnley in the 4-1 defeat to Fleetwood in January 2012 – will link up once again with former boss Paul Cox at Nethermoor.

AFC managing director Andrew Casson confirmed the move had been agreed between the two teams, with personal details at the West Yorkshire end all that stood in the way of its completion.

“He has put in a transfer request and we have accepted a bid for him, which is in the range of the valuation we had,” said Casson. “As far as the agent tells me, he hasn't completed coming to terms with them yet. He is on the way out but he is not out yet.

“We have not seen confirmation from Guiseley yet that they have entered into negotiations, but I would expect that they would want him to be signed and on board for their game at the weekend.”

Casson also confirmed that Hughes has put in a transfer request, which has again been accepted. There has been no interest expressed thus far in signing the former Cambridge United man.

“We have accepted the request, subject to squad availability, but we haven't had any offers or loan requests in for him,” added Casson. “We're seeing where that one goes.”

He added: “Both of the requests were very generic, in terms of seeking a new challenge, and things like that.

“Obviously, Alex-Ray Harvey has an affinity for a former manager, that is understandable given his role in that system, but outside of that, I have not been told anything directly about what they would want to leave.”

An announcement on a new Barrow manager is expected in the coming days, with Casson saying one of the first tasks for the appointee will be to replace those men who have exited Holker Street and to build up the squad.

“Once the new manager is in place, he will have to move pretty quickly to replace those who have left or are leaving, and make any additions he sees fit to make,” the managing director said.