Skysports.com understands Manchester City are set to recall Ryan McGivern from his loan spell at Walsall.
Northern Ireland international McGivern joined Walsall in the summer on a season-long loan deal.
The 21-year-old is thought to be keen on cutting the loan short after an indifferent time at the League One strugglers.
The news of McGivern's recall has alerted a number of interested clubs with some League One and SPL teams monitoring situation.
City are thought to be prepared to loan out the full-back again so that he can continue his development with regular first-team action.