Manager Andy Hessenthaler has hinted Gillingham could make West Ham trialist Oliver Lee a permanent signing.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who is the son of former Newcastle and England midfielder Rob, is out of contract with the Hammers this summer and has impressed Hessenthaler since arriving at Priestfield on a trial basis.
He told Kent News: "The lad's got massive potential because of where he's been and where he is.
"West Ham have pretty much told him he won't be offered a deal at the end of the season and I spoke to Ian (Hendon, West Ham's development coach) and we've got an opportunity to have a look at him.
"He's comfortable on the ball and if he's anything like his dad we've got a decent player on our hands. If it's right for us maybe we could do something with him.
"Sometimes it's not so much do we need a player like that, but is it a good player you're letting go?"