Cardiff striker Michael Chopra is in Dubai exploring the possibility of playing for India's national team.
The 26-year-old former Sunderland man held talks with India coach Bob Houghton before watching their international friendly against Kuwait in Abu Dhabi on Sunday - a game which they lost 9-1.
Newcastle-born Chopra has strong Asian roots within his family and qualifies under Fifa rules courtesy of his India-born grandparents. But there remains difficult red tape around the venture in that domestic regulations in India mean only players who possess an Indian passport are allowed to represent their country, something he does not have.
However, the talks are merely tentative at this early stage and there remains a lot of ground work to do should Chopra, who has represented England up until Under-21 level, wish to play for the nation ranked 144th in the world.
Should he do so then it could cause problems for Cardiff with the Asian Cup on the horizon in January, which would potentially rule the influential striker out of a number of npower Championship matches.