STEFAN Maierhofer has asked to return to Millwall in January.
The giant Austrian striker, who helped guide the Lions to Championship safety last season, is currently playing for SC Wiener Neustadt.
Maierhofer was offered the chance to stay at The Den in the summer but made big wage demands. He was also confident of securing a move to a higher level.
But an agent claiming to look after the 6ft 7in targetman has been pestering Millwall in recent weeks about a return to south London in the New Year.
Boss Ian Holloway will take Maierhofer – dubbed the Hof by fans – into consideration but has not yet decided whether to pursue the issue any further.
The club say they are not currently discussing a contract with him.
Speaking in the Austrian press a couple of weeks ago, Maierhofer said of his future: "I want to go abroad again. We will see what develops in January,"