Crystal Palace finally hope to seal a new contract for midfielder starlet John Bostock next week.
The 16-year-old playmaker enjoyed his birthday last month and is now eligible for a senior contract.
Talks have been delayed whilst Bostock decided on which agent should represent him - but he has now confirmed that, and so Palace are hoping to finalise a deal in the near future.
"There has been a development because he now has an agent and we're going to have a meeting next week," said Palace boss Neil Warnock to the South London Press.
"They're very busy so it's taking time and that was the earliest we could meet.
"I've spoken to John's father and he's very positive about the situation."