Manchester United will send Timothy Fosu-Mensah out on loan to Hertha Berlin, according to reports.
The defender made 19 appearances on loan at Crystal Palace last season and has impressed for United during pre-season.
And despite injuries to Antonio Valencia and new signing Diogo Dalot, boss Jose Mourinho wants the Dutch international to gain more first-team games elsewhere, claim Sky Germany.
The 20-year-old made his debut under former boss Louis Van Gaal in the 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford two years ago.
Fosu-Mensah went on to make another nine appearances and was earmarked as a future mainstay at the club.
However, Mourinho sending him out on loan for the second season in a row is a clear indication his opportunities would be limited if he stayed on this term.
However United could be short at right-back if Matteo Darmian gets his wish and leave before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The Italian international has made it clear he wants to move on after just eight Premier League appearances last season.
He said: “I still want to leave, that what I want. But we will see what happens because we don’t know.
“I don’t think the injury of Antonio Valencia is a big injury. I don’t know how long he needs to stay out, but at the moment he is the captain, he’s first choice.
“I want to play more regularly. Last season I didn’t play much – that’s my objective and my ambition.
“That’s why I spoke with the manager and also with the club about my future.”
Benfica and Napoli are keen on ending the 28-year-old’s Old Trafford nightmare with United prepared to do business at the right price.