Alex McLeish has confirmed Aston Villa are considering loaning out Fabian Delph with Leeds United reportedly at the front of the queue.
The Whites have been linked a move for the 22-year-old, who left Elland Road for Villa Park in August 2009.
Simon Grayson has admitted Delph 'fits the bill' for the club and McLeish says Leeds' boss has tried to get in touch.
The former Birmingham City manager may now allow Delph, who has not featured this year, the chance to play regularly elsewhere.
"Fabian is one we might think about going out on loan," McLeish told the Birmingham Mail.
"(Leeds manager) Simon Grayson did try to call me (about Delph) but I've not spoken to him yet.
"I think he spoke to (Villa coach) Kevin MacDonald so I'll get back in touch.
"I'm going to speak to Paul Faulkner (Villa's chief executive) to see where the club lies with it."