Norwich boss Glenn Roeder has confirmed Simon Lappin is up for sale at Carrow Road.
Lappin spent the second half of last season on loan at Motherwell after dropping down the pecking order.
Motherwell are thought to be keen on signing Lappin on a permanent basis but they could face a fight for his signature with Roeder suggesting a number of other Championship sides keen on his signature
"He's got a contract and obviously we would honour that contract. That goes without saying," Roeder told the Norwich Evening News.
"But the very fact that I allowed him out on loan suggests that he hasn't got a great future here, but if he wants to come back, he's got the contract and he'll come back.
"He will find it difficult to get into the team that I have in my mind. But he is a talented player, there's no doubt about it.
"There are other clubs that I know in the Championship would give him that opportunity. If those clubs come forward, and we know they are out there, we'll tell those clubs what we're looking for him, because he's certainly not a free transfer."