Peterborough United are hoping to turn Exodus Geohaghon's loan switch to Rotherham United into a permanent deal.
The centre-half, who can also operate in midfield, has joined the Millers on a one-month loan deal, but still has three years left on his contract at London Road.
The 25-year-old only joined Peterborough in January from non-league side Kettering, but was transfer-listed by new manager Gary Johnson over the summer.
Posh Director of Football Barry Fry claims they would be willing to turn the loan into a permanent move should the 6ft 7in defender impress during his time with the League Two outfit.
"There have been seven clubs come in for Exodus this summer and three of those have put money on the table for him, but he couldn't agree personal terms with any of them," Fry told skysports.com.
"This way Rotherham get the chance to have a look at him for a month and if after that they want to turn it into a permanent deal then hopefully we can do a deal.
"If they wanted to extend the loan then we would look at that as well, so the ball is in Exodus' court now because it is his job to impress them whilst he is there."
The League One club were thought to be on the lookout for a defender after ex-Middlesbrough defender Franck Queudrue opted against joining them this summer, but Fry insists they are well covered at the back.
"We aren't looking for a defender to be honest, unless we pick up any more injuries," he added.
"If Queudrue was available we would have brought him in, but he opted to go to Greece instead.
"We've got Ryan Bennett, Kelvin Langmead and Gabby Zakuani, who was outstanding when we won promotion to the Championship a couple of years ago.
"He won't be fit for the opening day of the season, but he should be back for the weekend after, so we are pretty well covered at the back."