The defender only signed from Sunderland on a free transfer last summer.
The defender has been on loan in Scotland since January.
Nottingham Forest's Louis Laing is expected to join Motherwell on loan in the next few days.
Shaun Derry wants Louis Laing back at Meadow Lane.
Nottingham Forest's Stephen McLaughlin and Louis Laing are desperate for their chance to impress.
With Louis Laing set to leave Sunderland come the end of the season, Manchester United are reportedly lining up to secure his services.
Manchester United could be poised to seal a shock transfer for a Sunderland defender.