Cambridge United are interesting in signing Brentford defender Aaron Pierre on loan.
The 20-year-old has made just two appearances for the Bees first-team this season and is well down the pecking order at Griffin Park.
Aldershot Town were weighing up a move for the Southall-born centre-back last month, but a switch to the Recreation Ground failed to materialise.
However, Conference leaders Cambridge have enquired about taking the former Fulham youngster on loan to boost their defensive options heading into the busy festive period.
Jez George's side face a race against time to complete the deal with the emergency loan window closing tomorrow.