Egyptian outfit Zamalek are keen to take Middlesbrough's wantaway striker Mido back to his homeland.
A member of the club's board, Ibrahim Youssef, has revealed that talks regarding a possible loan switch have already been opened with Boro.
Mido has made no secret of his desire to secure a switch away from the Riverside Stadium this summer, and was recently fined for failing to report to a pre-season training camp on time.
He has stated that his preference would be a make a move back into the Premier League, having previously turned out for Tottenham, Boro and Wigan in the English top-flight, but he is understood to be willing to discuss a return to Egypt.
"Mido said he was ready to join Zamalek if he did not receive any offers from English Premier League clubs," Youssef told Al-Hayat TV.
"We are ready to pay Middlesbrough up to £1million to sign Mido on a season-long loan."