Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves has issued a come and get me plea to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The England international was linked with a move to Old Trafford during the summer but the transfer never materialised and Hargreaves now hopes a deal can be revived when the transfer window opens next month.
Hargreaves has been sidelined since September with a broken leg but is already well on the road to recovery.
"It would be a dream for me (to move to United)," he told Channel Five. "My dad's from Bolton and all his family are there, so, for me, it's not like Man United showing interest in a German player, there are very specific ties. My family is there.
"To have the opportunity to play for a club like United would be a dream come true. I think Man United is one of the biggest and best clubs in the world.
"I was flattered by United's interest in the summer and I made my intentions clear as to what I'd have liked to have happened. They thought I'd add a piece to their puzzle and, with my local connections, I think I could have added something to them.
"I'm under contract at Bayern but it's important that, when you believe in something, you make it clear and say the things you believe in.
"Although I received criticism at the time in Germany, I believed in what I said and that's why I said it."