Wolverhampton Wanderers are ready to offer Adam Armstrong Championship football, according to reports.
The Newcastle United forward is on a half-season loan at League One club Coventry City.
The 18-year-old has scored 12 goals from 14 appearances.
And Coventry manager Tony Mowbray is desperate to keep him at the Ricoh Arena for the rest of the campaign.
United head coach Steve McClaren has not yet decided whether to extend Armstrong's loan.
Speaking earlier this month, McClaren said: "We've not really sat down and talked about January yet.
"Adam's one of our players out on loan, and he is doing very well, which we are pleased about.
"I have spoken to Tony Mowbray. Adam has an excellent manager there who is teaching him the right ways and the right things. He's in good hands."
Mowbray is hopeful Armstrong will stay at Coventry.
He said: "He’s doing really well, and if he stays here all year he’ll still only be 19.
"If it was me, I wouldn’t be in too much of a rush to burden an 18-year-old with keeping Newcastle United up.
"Ultimately, it’s their decision. I’m not in constant contact with Newcastle, but the strong message we are getting is that they are pretty happy with the way things are going.”