Crewe Alexandra have taken Aman Verma on trial with a view to signing the Leicester City midfielder on loan.
Verma joined the Foxes in December last year from Redditch United, but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the club.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is keen for the youngster to gain experience and is willing to loan Verma to Crewe.
He watched the Railwaymen's 4-1 friendly win over Birmingham City on Tuesday and trained with his prospective team-mates on Wednesday.
If he impresses manager Gudjon Thordarson, he could sign in time to be included in Crewe's squad for Saturday's League Two opener at home to Dagenham & Redbridge.