Preston are hoping to keep Tommy Miller at Deepdale.
Miller is currently on loan at Preston from Sunderland and he has spent the last six weeks at the Lancashire outfit.
Preston boss Paul Simpson is planning to hold talks with Sunderland about keeping Miller.
"I've had a chat with Tom and told him we'd like to keep him here and we just need to discuss it with Sunderland," said Simpson.
"It's been a bit frustrating for him but he's shown that he's got qualities that could improve our squad and if we could keep him here, it would be good for us.
"He's a Sunderland footballer and we'll have to work with them and see what they think."