Southampton youngster Jake Thomson is close to agreeing a new deal with the club, skysports.com understands.
The talented 19-year-old has made the breakthrough into the Saints' first team this season and has so far made 10 appearances.
Thomson enjoyed a successful two-month loan spell at Bournemouth earlier this term as Southampton looked for him to get regular action under his belt.
The versatile midfielder's current deal expires in the summer and Southampton are keen to tie him down to a new long-term contract.
The news will provide a boost for Southampton as they look to steer clear of relegation from the Championship.