German media are reporting that Mame Biram Diouf is being chased by up to five clubs, with a loan deal a very real possibility for the Manchester United youngster this month.
Diouf has starred in the reserves for United, scoring seven goals in six games, but after receiving limited game time for the senior squad, Ferguson admitted at the end of last year that he was considering offers to send Diouf, and fellow striker Federico Macheda, on loan.
"It works well for all young players to get game time and that's what we are looking at for Macheda and Diouf, they need game time, there is no question about that," Ferguson said after United suffered a shock loss at the hands of Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup.
"Every young player wants to play and we have to give them that opportunity."
Since the comments, Macheda has moved to Queens Park Rangers on loan, with the 20 year old revealing that Rio Ferdinand advised him to make the move to improve on his skills.
Diouf, meanwhile, has admitted that he is considering a loan move to Wigan, though no decisions have been made over the 24 year old's future as yet.
"It is an option at the moment and a good one [to go on loan]. I want to go and play week in, week out and try to impress Sir Alex Ferguson," Diouf said last month.
"If I can finish the season strongly, I can challenge for a position next season like Danny [Welbeck] has done this season.
"Wigan could be a key for me. I have done okay for Blackburn, but need to do well on my next loan. There are other teams interested as well."
And now Bild is claiming that Hannover 96 are interested in taking Diouf, on either a loan or permanent deal, and the club are willing to fight off competition from Wigan along with the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund and FC Nuremberg to garner his signature.
Hannover sports director Joerg Schmadtke has revealed that the club are on the lookout for a striker this month, telling reporters: "If something else happens [in January], we are all happy. We notice that we are missing up front alternatives."
And Diouf would appear to be the perfect solution for the short term at least for Hannover, who are currently seventh in the Bundesliga table.
The choice could in fact come down to whether Diouf feels he would gain a better experience being in the Premier League or in Germany, and after already taking a loan spell at Blackburn in the 2010-2011 season, he may feel that getting experience throughout Europe will help his chances of a place in United's starting line up.