Preston boss Darren Ferguson is keen to secure the services of on-loan Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old arrived in November on an emergency loan and has impressed in his three appearances so far.
Ferguson said: "We've had a conversation. We're hopeful that we could extend his loan, possibly until the end of the season.
"He's got pace, can play anywhere in the back four and has done well."