Norwich City have emerged as early suitors for Crewe Alexandra defender Jon Otsemobor.
The former Liverpool stopper will leave Gresty Road when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
Otsemobor was a target for Norwich under Nigel Worthington, and new boss Peter Grant is also an admirer.
Crewe manager Dario Gradi has revealed The Canaries have already enquired about the 24-year-old.
"Jon will be on his way at the end of the season and I think he could go to Norwich," Gradi is quoted in The Pink'un.
"They have asked if they can speak to him, so perhaps it is all done and dusted.
"Although he has been out of the side, I think enough people have seen him play well and would take a chance on him, as he is free."
Meanwhile, Otsemobor could have played his last game for Crewe with Danny Woodwards impressing in his absence.
Otsemobor is currently sidelined by a torn hamstring, which has kept him out of action for the last month.
Gradi added: "While I've not ruled Jon out of the remaining games, I've not asked him when he is going to be fit.
"He wouldn't replace Danny Woodwards anyway, and I might as well play Paul Bignot ahead of him."