England boss Eddie Jones has been closely monitoring the form of Danny Cipriani, as the Wasps fly-half bids for a return to the international fold.
The 30-year-old has not played for his country since August 2015, but has been one of the Premiership’s stand-out performers this season.
Jones names his squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa on Thursday, with Cipriani a contender.
“He’s someone I’ve been chatting to consistently,” Jones told BBC Sport.
“He knows where he is and what he has got to do.”
Leicester fly-half George Ford and Saracens pivot Owen Farrell have been England’s twin playmakers for the bulk of Jones’ time in charge but poor form may mean other options are explored for the three-Test series against the Springboks.
England also face the Barbarians in a non-cap Test at the end of May.