Northampton Town boss Stuart Gray is braced for the imminent departure of midfielder Bradley Johnson from the League One club.
The 20-year-old was left out of the 1-1 draw with Millwall on New Year's Day as a precaution, with Leicester City leading the chase for his signature.
Gray told the Northampton Chronicle: "The final decision will not be mine or the chairman's. It will be Bradley's.
"We've received a very substantial offer from a Championship club and all parties agreed that we wouldn't play him against Millwall in case he picked up an injury.
"There are a number of clubs interested in Bradley and there is a fair bit of interest.
"He wants to talk to other clubs and I don't think we can stop Bradley from talking to a Championship club, because it is a step up for the boy and also because it is a very good offer for Northampton."