Crewe Alexandra teenager Antoni Sarcevic could be set to join non-league outfit Chester on loan.
The two clubs are in talks about a temporary deal for the striker, who signed for Alex from Woodley Sports in the summer.
"I think Chester have asked about Antoni and it is something (assistant manager) Neil Baker is handling. I wouldn't object to it happening so we will see what develops," Crewe boss Dario Gradi told the club's official website.
"If something can be sorted with Chester, or whoever, then a month on loan could do Antoni some good."
Sarcevic has been a regular for the reserves this season but has yet to make his first-team debut.
Chester, founded in 2010 following the winding-up of Chester City, currently compete in the Northern Premier League Division One North.