Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is pondering allowing fit-again goalkeeper Ben Foster to go out on loan to a Championship club.
The 24-year-old England international has only just recovered from a long-term knee injury and came through a midweek reserve team outing unscathed.
Foster has been targeted by a number of Championship clubs and Ferguson is weighing up the options to continue his player's rehabilitation.
He said: "I think that would be good for Ben and I will have a chat with him early next week.
"We have already had a few inquiries for him from the Championship and will consider these options.
"Everyone recognises that he is potentially the top goalkeeper England have available. I think he is above them all."
Foster, who started his career with Stoke City, joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2005 and spent the next two seasons out on loan at Watford.
However, he sustained serious ligament damage in his right knee towards the end of the 2006-07 season and underwent surgery that summer.