Leeds United have confirmed young defender Tom Lees will pen a new contract at Elland Road next week.
Skysports.com reported on Thursday that the 20-year-old, who is on loan at League Two side Bury until January, was poised to sign a fresh two-and-a-half-year deal at the club.
And the Whites have now confirmed Lees, who came through the youth ranks at the West Yorkshire side, will put pen to paper on the extension in the coming days.
"I'm very pleased to be signing a new deal," Lees told the club's official website.
"I've been here for a long time and it's a good feeling that it can last longer.
"It's nice to know that they are looking to get me involved. It's a chance for me to get better and progress.
"That's what I've been aiming to do this season and I want to kick-on and play for the club.
"When I go back to Leeds, whether it's January or the end of the season, I'll give it my best shot to get in that squad."
Lees, who spent last season loaned out at Accrington Stanley and is yet to make a senior appearance for the Whites, says he is relishing the first-team experience that comes with going out on loan.
"Things are going well," he said. "This is my second loan - I was at Accrington last season - and I'm coming up for 75 games now.
"Last year I played right-back and this year I've played at centre-half. It's a lot different at centre-half, it's more of a challenge and it's a more central role.
"I feel I've done okay at Bury. Things are going well in the league, and if people have been watching I hope they have liked what they have seen.
"It's really good to be playing first-team football because you get game sharpness, fitness, and gain experience every week, especially at centre-half, playing against some good strikers. Trying to handle them and keep them quiet is a real hard task.
"I'm trying to focus on myself, play as well as I can and develop, because if I develop Leeds will benefit as well."