Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio is optimistic of agreeing a deal to bring Tottenham Hotspur midfielder John Bostock back to the County Ground.
Bostock made four appearances for Swindon towards the end of last season and remains a target for Di Canio following the Robins' promotion to League One.
The 20-year-old has made just four substitute appearances for Spurs since joining from Crystal Palace four years ago and has also taken in loan spells at Brentford, Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday.
Andre Villas-Boas' appointment as Spurs boss has held up the possible deal, but Di Canio feels he will be able to add Bostock to his squad for the coming campaign.
"We are waiting because they changed their manager," Di Canio told the Swindon Advertiser. "Now Villas-Boas is to sign but normally it's the club that decides.
"Apparently we made a step forward, apparently, but there is nothing on paper. We have to wait and obviously if we have a chance then I would have him.
"He gives me an extra option more than everyone up front, to play with a different system during the season.
"This season we will maintain our identity, which is 4-2-4 when we're attacking and then we can play with 4-4-2. But during the game I'd like to integrate into the system another way to attack and to defend, for example 4-3-1-2.
"I hope he can come but obviously I don't want him just for this because he can play as a second striker. I convinced him last year to play two or three games second striker and he did very well.
"He's very young, he's full of energy, he's a powerful guy - you can imagine with three or four kilos less and fast pace he would be a very good player in League One."