Forest Green Rovers boss Colin Addison is keen to bring Ben Cleverley back to The Lawn on a permanent basis following the midfielder's departure from Bristol City.
Cleverley spent three months on loan with Rovers last season.
And, after being released by City, the 21-year-old is likely to be offered a deal by the Conference club.
"I will be speaking to Ben. I'd like to get him back, but I know he wants League football if he can get it," Addison told the Gloucester Citizen.
Meanwhile, former captain Martin Foster is set to stay with the club after being offered new terms for next season.