Skysports.com understands Barnsley are hoping to sign Hull City midfielder Nathan Doyle on a permanent basis next month.
Doyle's loan spell at Oakwell is due to expire after this weekend's game at Crystal Palace, but Tykes boss Mark Robins is keen to keep the versatile performer.
The 22-year-old has made 10 appearances for Barnsley since his arrival in September and he has impressed during his time in South Yorkshire.
Barnsley are in talks with the Tigers in a bid to thrash out a deal to sign Doyle permanently when the transfer window reopens next month.
The KC Stadium outfit are believed to be ready to offload Doyle as they look to trim their squad and wage bill.