Daniel Ricciardo is expected to leave Renault at the end of the Formula One season with McLaren, and not Ferrari, his most likely destination.
The Australian star was touted as a possible replacement for Sebastian Vettel after it was announced on Tuesday that the German would not be driving for Ferrari in 2021.
Spaniard Carlos Sainz is the favourite to be Charles Leclerc's teammate at the famous Italian marque from next year with reports claiming a decision could be made official by the end of the week.
Ricciardo moved to Renault from Red Bull before the 2019 campaign, knowing that the French manufacturer team was a work in progress, after McLaren also made an approach.
A winner of seven F1 races for Red Bull, Ricciardo's best result with Renault is fourth and he has been keeping his options open.