On-loan Newcastle defender Danny Simpson has spoken of his desire to secure a permanent switch to St James' Park.
The club are thought to want to extend the 23-year-old's loan deal from Manchester United to the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.
As things currently stand, Wednesday night's FA Cup replay against Plymouth will be the penultimate game before the defender is due to return to Old Trafford.
Although Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is remaining tight-lipped over negotiations, Simpson, who is out of contract with the Red Devils at the end of the season, has spoken publically about his desire to earn a permanent move.
He told the Newcastle Chronicle: "I'm loving it, and I don't want it to end.
"It's been a good first half of the season for me and the team, and to leave that would be a shame.
"I would be disappointed, but hopefully I'll do enough to get a contract and get everything sorted out and kick start my career.
"The fans are unbelievable, and if I can stay here for the next few years, I would be buzzing."
Despite the negotiations, Simpson is fully focused on matters on the pitch.
He added: "I'm just taking it day by day.
"Stuff's being sorted out, but I'm just concentrating on the games.
"Around the training ground, day in day out, you have to think about it.
"It's on your mind, but once you're on the pitch and playing, you want to win, and you forget about it.
"It does play on your mind, but, at the end of the day, you're a professional, and you've got to put it out of your mind.
"Hopefully, you're thinking 'it'll happen, but at the same time, it might not'."