Cape Town - Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt have made contact with Chelsea and Manchester City in a bid to bolster their squad with loan signings ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
According to Frankfurt's chief financial officer, Oliver Frankenbach, the German outfit are not in a position to bring in players on permanent deals due to the hefty costs involved.
As such, they are aiming to sign some of Europe's most exciting players on loan with a view to cutting costs in the long term.
"In the present situation, no high investments [can be made]," Frankenbach told German publication FAZ.
"We have to look to find players who anywhere else would not come to just train at a top club.
"We have already had contact with Manchester City and Chelsea.
"With such teams, loan deals are a good option and promise advantages for both sides," Frankenbach concluded.
Frankenbach did not, however, reveal who Frankfurt were looking to sign on loan from the aforementioned clubs. Chelsea boast several exciting youngsters on their books and are thought to be willing to let players join clubs plying their trade in some of Europe's top leagues.
Manchester City, on the other hand, also have a number of top prospects who are unlikely to feature in their first team under new manager Pep Guardiola in the upcoming campaign.