Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez is close to agreeing a new contract with the Championship side.
The 21-year-old forward has attracted the attention of England U21 boss Stuart Pearce after scoring three goals for the Clarets this season and could earn an inclusion in Pearce's squad for the friendly in Germany on 16th November.
A month ago, boss Brian Laws revealed the club had started talks over extending his stay on an improved contract and with the Burnley-born star enjoying his best run in the side he is ready to commit his future to his hometown club.
Laws told the Lancashire Telegraph: "Things are moving rapidly forward.
"We're hoping to make an announcement on that very shortly."
Meanwhile, team-mate Wade Elliott believes a new contract is just reward for the progress the youngster has made.
"He's been terrific from day one when he first joined in with the first team, he had a bit of a setback with his ankle last season, but all credit to him, he looks like he's come back stronger and he's a real prospect.
"I don't think it's any secret what regard the lads hold Jay in, I went on record a long time ago saying what a good player I thought he was, not just a good player, but a nice, grounded lad.
"He seems to have good people around him, which is equally important as his ability.
"I don't need to eulogise about him, I think anyone who's seen him this season will be able to judge for themselves what a good player he is.
"We know he's a great talent, but he's been terrific in training as well."