Manchester City want to send Arijanet Muric out on-loan next season.
The Sun says City are demanding that their Kosovo keeper Muric, 20, gets game-time before letting him go to the Championship.
Nottingham Forest and Preston want the 6ft 6in stopper on loan but City want assurances that he starts in their team.
Hefty penalties would be applied if Muric is overlooked.
That is giving both outfits something to think about.