RHYL full-back Cai Owen is set to leave the club during the summer transfer window.

The Journal understands that the talented youngster has failed to agree terms on a return to the Lilywhites despite long-running negotiations with director of football Eddie Maurice-Jones and his staff.

A number of clubs are believed to be interested in acquiring the services of Owen, with Caernarfon Town among those that have made enquired about his availability in recent weeks, per sources.

Owen is a product of the Bangor City FC Academy and has come on leaps and bounds with regular football at the Lilywhites during the recently concluded Huws Gray Alliance campaign after arriving on a permanent deal from Llandudno.

This was preceded by an outstanding loan spell under Maurice-Jones, Gareth Wilson and Richard Williams-Cooke, and his consistency throughout further enhanced his growing reputation as one of the brightest young prospects anywhere in the region.

The move is set to be announced by the club in the coming days, and Owen’s departure is another blow after gifted forward Mike Pritchard opted to join brother Craig on his New Zealand adventure with Melville United.

Maurice-Jones confirmed that discussions with existing players was “nearing conclusion” ahead of what is set to be another huge summer for the club for their overall ambitions going forward.