Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne on loan.
Villa boss Martin O'Neill admitted earlier this week that he is keen to send the 20-year-old out on loan to build up his first-team experience.
He is now likely to link up with Leicester in the Championship next week after a minor injury delayed the move.
"I thought he was going to be here this week to train with us, but unfortunately he had a slight dead leg," said Foxes boss Ian Holloway.
"He was supposed to be here now and I thought that was done, but it should be either Monday or Tuesday of next week.
"At this precise moment I don't think we will do anything with him before the weekend."
Osbourne has made just four appearances for Villa this season and has not featured since the end of October.