Mason Greenwood has reportedly been contacted by Jose Mourinho about a potential loan move to Roma.
The 21-year-old Manchester United attacker had charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive and controlling behaviour dropped in February.
The Crown Prosecution Service cited the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material coming to light.
As things stand though, Greenwood’s future at Old Trafford remains unclear.
Greenwood is still suspended by United, as he has been since his arrest in January 2022.
The club are conducting an ongoing internal investigation, with two years left on his contract.
Last month, Greenwood was named on United’s retained list, but his future has not been clarified.
Recent reports have suggested that the club were considering sending him out on loan, and now SunSport claim that his former manager Mourinho has made an approach to take him to Roma.
A source is reported to have said: “Jose rang Mason’s dad and also spoke with Mason.
“He told him the best way out of his current situation is to start playing football — and that eventually all the hassle will fade away.
“Mason was pleased that he got in touch and it has lifted his spirits.
“He wants to get back playing and is just waiting for United to tell him what the future holds.”
Mourinho was the manager who first gave Greenwood a chance at United as he picked him to go on their pre-season tour of the USA when he was 16.
They may now work together again.