Neil McDonald is trying to persuade Will Aimson to join Blackpool on a permanent basis.
The 21-year-old has impressed since joining on loan from Hull City at the start of November and is due to leave the club this weekend.
After a tough start to life at Pool, with a 4-0 hammering on his debut at Wigan in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Aimson has been one of Pool’s better players, prompting the club to pursue his long-term signature.
While Hull are believed to be willing to allow Aimson to leave, the player has the options of signing full-time for Pool or extending his loan.
And Blackpool boss Neil McDonald certainly sounds keen on keeping the player for at least the next two years.
McDonald said: “Will has been excellent and has impressed everyone at the club.
“We are trying to take him full-time and if we can do that, then fantastic.
“If not, we’ll look at taking him on loan until the end of the season.
“That’s not ideal as I want to sign players. I don’t want players on loan.
“I want to make sure we are ahead of the game, knowing the loan system won’t be an option next season.
“We have been in discussions with Hull, although Will can play on Saturday anyway according to the terms of his deal.”
Blackpool have been busy in the transfer market this week, securing Oldham duo Danny Philliskirk and Mark Yeates as well as extending loan deals for Andy Little and Hayden White.
And McDonald hinted there could be more to follow.
“We are in talks about adding to the squad. We are just waiting on answers,” he said.
“It’s easy to speculate but I’d rather wait until the deals are done.”