Skysports.com understands Manchester United have recalled Danny Drinkwater from his loan spell at Cardiff.
Drinkwater joined Cardiff on a season-long loan from United in the summer after the Bluebirds won the race for the highly-rated midfielder.
However, Drinkwater has struggled to feature regularly in Dave Jones' side this season, making just 12 appearances in the first team.
United have now recalled the 20-year-old early from his loan stint in Wales as they want to him to be playing regularly so that he can get valuable first-team action his belt.
The news has alerted a number of clubs in the Championship and League One who are now trying to agree a loan deal with United for the England youth international.