Motherwell are weighing up a move for Manchester United youngster Ritchie De Laet, skysports.com understands.
The SPL side are looking to bolster their squad ahead of the new season and they are thought to be exploring the option of signing De Laet on loan.
Motherwell officials are believed to have watched the Belgian in recent weeks for United's reserves in pre-season action and have been impressed by De Laet.
De Laet joined United from Stoke last January and made his Premier League debut on the final day of last season against Hull.
The 20-year-old is well down the pecking order at Old Trafford and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson could consider loaning him out so that he can get regular first-team action under his belt.