Hull City have made an offer to Al-Ahly to take Ahmed Fathy on loan for six months, Goal.com understands.
The 28-year-old right-back has made 92 appearances for Egypt and would become the fourth signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of David Meyler, Robbie Brady and David Stockdale.
Fathy has played in England before, having moved to Sheffield United - then of the Premier League - in January 2007, costing £700,000 from Ismaily SC.
However, he only featured in three games for the Blades before moving back to Egyptian Premier League side Al-Ahly in the summer of 2007.
He has since flourished at the club, making 107 appearances, and was named in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) team of the year following Al-Ahly's victory in the 2012 CAF Champions League.
Hull have endured an indifferent start to 2013, failing to win any of their opening three games since the turn of the year, though they remain third and level on points with second-placed Leicester.