Celtic midfielder Alan Thompson is set to leave the club in January.
Thompson previously played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers
Manager Gordon Strachan admitted that the 32-year-old is likely to move in order to obtain first team football after not featuring this season.
He told the Sunday Mail: "Alan would like to move on, there's no doubt about that and it's not a problem for me.
"Ideally I wouldn't want to lose him - it's not an issue having him at the club, but we have plenty of players in his position."
The Newcastle born player - capped once for England - has seen his profile diminish gradually as Celtic have relied on Shaun Maloney, Jiri Jarosik and Aiden McGeady.
Added Strachan: "Alan does need football at this stage and unfortunately we can't give him that because others are doing so well."
Thompson cost previous Hoops boss Martin O'Neill £2.75m in September 2000, but is one of the few remaining players from the side which reached the Uefa Cup final in 2003.