Cardiff City boss Dave Jones has confirmed Tony Capaldi has the option to join Leeds United on a permanent basis.
Capaldi linked up with the League One leaders on loan last month and is due to stay at Elland Road until the New Year.
The Northern Ireland international has made five appearances for Simon Grayson's side and has expressed a wish to stay at Leeds.
Jones is willing to let the 28-year-old move on and says a decision will rest with both Leeds and the former Plymouth Argyle man.
Jones told Cardiff's official website: "Tony's got an opportunity to sign for Leeds if they want to sign him, that's the reason he went there."