Inverness Caledonian Thistle have confirmed that striker Adam Rooney is in talks with a number of English clubs.
The 23-year-old is a free agent and Inverness are hoping he will agree to stay for at least another 12 months in the Highlands.
Inverness are now waiting to see whether the former Stoke man will agree to move back to England or not.
"Adam is talking to clubs down south, but he has made it clear that if he can't agree anything then he would be quite keen to come back and sign for us," said Inverness assistant manager Maurice Malpas.
"Adam is looking for certain things, not financially, but professionally, from these clubs, so we are leaving the door open for him if nothing happens in England.
"It's within his rights to speak to clubs, but Adam has been very professional by keeping us informed of what's happening.
"I don't know who he has spoken to or anything like that, but I would imagine it would be clubs in the Championship or at the top end of League One.
"From our perspective, however, the good thing is that he hasn't blown us out the water."
Inverness have also concluded their second signing of the summer after former Stockport midfielder Greg Tansey penned a 12-month deal.
"This is a very good league with a lot of other capable teams so I've made the right move," said Tansey.
"Once I spoke to Terry Butcher I knew there was no turning back. He was so positive about the future of this club.
"He's so enthusiastic and I'm sure he'll get the best out of me.
"I'm relishing playing at a big club like Inverness and can't wait to get started for real."