The Mame Biram Diouf transfer saga continues, with the Manchester United striker yet to decide his next move amid interest from as many as five clubs.
Diouf has had trouble finding game time for the Red Devils this season, but the 24-year-old has been a star for the reserves and after he was part of United's shock loss to Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup last November, Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that his fringe players were likely to be sent on loan in January in order to build on their fitness levels.
With that in mind, Federico Macheda has now gone on loan to QPR, John Cofie has moved to Antwerp, and deals for Diouf and Michael Keane are close to being finalised.
Last week German outfit Hannover made their interest in Diouf public, and the club said they were merely waiting on an answer from Diouf for the deal to be complete.
But now it looks as if the United man will get a choice of up to seven clubs as he plans his second loan spell away from Old Trafford, and he's hoping that when he returns he can make an impression on Sir Alex Ferguson's first team. s
"There are several lines open, but nothing is decided. Everton, Wigan Athletic, Borussia Monchengladbach, Hannover, Nuremberg, Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim are all interested," he said, as reported by the Metro.
Diouf's current deal at United runs out in June 2013, which would mean the former Molde forward could also end up considering a permanent move to the club where he spends his next loan spell, though such an outcome is not on Diouf's mind.
"If I can finish the season strongly, I can challenge for a position next season like Danny (Welbeck) has done this season," he told Sky Sports at the start of the month, when Wigan's interest was revealed.
United players have had a great deal of success on loan spells in the past, with Welbeck starring for Sunderland before making the return to the club last summer, and Tom Cleverley doing the same after a successful stint at Wigan.