Blackburn Rovers are ready to turn Harry Chapman's loan move from Middlesbrough into a permanent deal, HITC Sport understands.
Chapman joined Blackburn on a season-long loan deal last August and he made an immediate impact at Ewood Park.
The 20-year-old featured in 16 games for Blackburn in all competitions before suffering a serious hamstring injury in the draw at Wigan at the end of October.
Chapman, who chipped in with one goal and four assists during his 16 games for Blackburn, has been on the sidelines since the game at Wigan.
The talented attacker underwent surgery on the injury in November and although it is not clear whether or not he will play again this season, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is keen to sign Chapman on a permanent basis.
Chapman has come through the ranks at Middlesbrough, but he has yet to make a first-team appearance for the club.
Chapman, who was part of the England Under-20 World Cup-winning squad in South Korea last summer, has had loan spells at Barnsley and Sheffield United during the last two seasons and he helped both clubs win promotion from League One to the Championship when he was there.
Blackburn have been busy in this month's transfer window and Mowbray is ready to make Chapman's move permanent as he looks to maintain their push for promotion.