Hull City are hopeful of signing Manchester United duo Michael Keane and Ryan Tunnicliffe on loan.
Midfielder Tunnicliffe, 19, spent time on loan at Peterborough last season, making 30 appearances for the Posh in all competitions.
England Under-19 international centre-half Keane, also 19, made his Red Devils debut against Aldershot in last season's League Cup.
If the deals go through they will be new boss Steve Bruce's first signings.
BBC Radio Humberside reports that it is likely that the pair will remain with the Premier League side for their pre-season tour of South Africa because of the number of players the club have involved in Euro 2012 and the Olympics.