Kagisho Dikgacoi is looking to leave Fulham just four months after joining the club in a bid to save his World Cup dream.
The South African international has played just 73 minutes of football since arriving at Craven Cottage from Golden Arrows, in his native country, in August.
The midfielder was handed his first Premier League start against West Ham in October but was sent-off and has since slipped behind Danny Murphy, Jonathan Greening and Dickson Etuhu in the pecking order.
Cottagers manager Roy Hodgson has even preferred full-back Chris Baird in the holding midfield role this term and the 25-year-old is looking for a loan move in January to make sure he stays involved in the international set-up.
"It's a big worry that I haven't been playing. I should be a regular," he said in the News of the World.
"Even games for the reserves would benefit me a lot. But if there is a loan possibility, then I hope the club will let me go just so I can prepare myself for the World Cup."