Carlisle United are waiting for Chelsea midfielder Tom Taiwo to make a decision on a permanent move to Brunton Park.
Taiwo spent the first half of the season on loan with the League One side and made 28 appearances for Greg Abbott's men.
His initial loan has now expired and Carlisle have agreed a deal with Premier League leaders Chelsea to re-sign the 19-year-old.
However, the Cumbrians now want to land Taiwo on a permanent basis and are hoping the youngster will decide on his future in the coming days.
"We have been talking to Chelsea on and off over the course of the last month, and we have reached an agreement with them about the player," managing director John Nixon told the club's official website.
"This one is taking slightly longer than normal because we want to make the deal a permanent one, rather than just a further loan.
"As I say, the clubs have agreed terms, and it is now a case of finalising the remaining details with the player and his representatives.
"We expect to have something concluded during the early part of this week."