Lincoln chairman Steff Wright is hoping that the Imps can agree a deal to sell winger Dany N'Guessan.
The Frenchamn rejected a new contract at Sincil Bank last week and has held talks with Leicester over a potential move, although other clubs are also interested.
Due to the player's age Lincoln will be entitled to compensation when the out-of-contract N'Guessan finds a new club and if a price is not agreed the fee will be decided at a Football League tribunal.
Wright told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "It is far better if we can agree a figure with the club. Dany is a player of great potential who has developed a lot in the last year.
"As an attacking player you could value Dany higher than Jack Hobbs who recently moved to Leicester, there is no doubt about that, at just 21, Dany is a very valuable player."