Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies admits the club are doing all they can to extend Nicky Shorey's loan deal.
The England international joined the Reds from Aston Villa at the end of November and has made nine appearances during his time at the City Ground.
He has settled quickly into Davies' starting XI, with his considerable experience proving to be a useful asset in Forest's promotion push.
The full-back's deal is set to expire on Thursday, when he would be due back at Villa Park, but Forest are hoping to reach an agreement which will see him remain on the banks of the Trent for the foreseeable future.
"We're in conversation with Aston Villa," confirmed Davies.
"We thank them very much for loaning us Nicky - he's shown himself to be an exemplary professional.
"We will wait and see where the conversation goes."
Davies has also reiterated his interest in Crystal Palace's much sought-after playmaker Victor Moses.
A host of clubs from the Championship and the Premier League are keen on the teenage sensation and Forest accept that they have a battle on their hands to land his signature.
Davies added: "He is a player on our list. The recommendations have been given to the acquisitions panel and we now wait to see what happens.
"There is nothing else I can report yet. But I think we do need a wide left player and he is a young player with a lot of potential."
Forest are also keen to tie up a deal for Polish midfielder Radoslaw Majewski, who is currently on a season-long loan from Polinia Warsaw, and land an unnamed transfer target.
"We are in negotiations with regard to Raddy and there is somebody else we are looking at who we have not been linked with yet," said Davies.