Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger wants to speak with the next permanent manager of Manchester United before deciding his future.
The German has just three months remaining on his Blues contract, and he looks set to leave on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.
The west London giants have been unsuccessful in renewing his deal for several months. They are now no longer in a position to negotiate.
With the sanctions on owner Roman Abramovich, the club are banned from renewing any player contracts until a takeover happens.
A new owner could be announced by May, but it appears Rudiger has already made his mind up to pursue a fresh challenge.
A number of foreign clubs are interested in him, but the German could be open to continuing in the Premier League next season.
United are one of the clubs interested, but Rudiger would like to hear from the next head coach before committing to the club.
The German would want assurances of a starting spot with the Red Devils if he decides to join them on a Bosman deal this summer.