Darron Gibson is prepared to put his World Cup dream on hold to make it at Manchester United.
The 21-year-old would almost certainly be part of Giovanni Trapattoni's squad if the Republic of Ireland made it to South Africa next year, providing he could secure regular top-flight action.
Everton are among the clubs interested in acquiring Gibson, who made 14 appearances for the Red Devils last season.
However, even though he realises his chances at Old Trafford are likely to be limited, Gibson wants to sign another contract with Sir Alex Ferguson's men.
"My contract is coming to an end so, hopefully, at the end of the month I'll be signing a new one," said Gibson. "My current deal ends at the end of next season but, normally, a player would enter into new contract talks at the end of this month.
"I've been told that a few clubs had expressed an interest in signing me but I want to give it a good push and have a proper go at it next season before I decide to go anywhere else."