Sky Sports understands Bury are lining up a move for Southampton forward Ryan Doble.
Doble is well down the pecking order at St Mary's and Saints boss Nigel Adkins is thought to be willing to loan out the 20-year-old.
The Wales Under 21 international has been farmed out to Stockport, Oxford and Bournemouth over the last 18 months and Southampton feel another loan switch to Bury will aid his development.
Doble, who is highly-regarded at Southampton, joined Bournemouth last August, but the move was cut short by injury.
Bury boss Richie Barker is keen to bolster his attacking options and he is hoping to strike a deal to bring Doble to Gigg Lane.