Leicester City manager Rob Kelly would like to keep on-loan midfielder Andrew Welsh at the club, should finances allow it.
The Sunderland midfielder joined The Foxes at the beginning of March and has made nine appearances for the club, but his stay will end following Leicester's final game of the season against Southampton at the weekend.
Kelly has revealed his desire to keep Welsh in the midlands, however, with the lack of Premiership parachute payments next term, money could be tight at The Walkers Stadium.
"He's obviously Sunderland's player but he's got one more game left with us," said Kelly.
"He's someone I like - I knew him at Stockport and we also tried to sign him when I worked at Blackburn.
"But I'll have to speak to our people first and see what we can do before we go to Sunderland."