Team boss John Booth is reportedly in talks with the British businessman Duncan Chilton about a partial team buyout.
Switzerland's Motorsport Aktuell says the deal could result in Chilton's son Max, who is only 18, being slotted into a 2010 race cockpit.
Max Chilton currently drives for Carlin in the British F3 championship, in which he is currently placed sixth overall.
Irish driver Adam Carroll, the reigning champion of the A1 GP category and a former Honda test driver, is another possibility for a Manor ride.
Rumors suggest Manor has recruited the Irish A1 outfit's team manager Dave O'Neill, who was Jordan's test team manager until 2005.