Crystal Palace will make a move in the New Year to bring back defender Aleksandar Tunchev for a second loan spell from Championship rivals Leicester.
The 30 year old Bulgaria international will return to Leicester at the start of November because emergency loan deals cannot be extended beyond 93 days.
"I've not drawn a line through Tunchev returning," Place boss Dougie Freedman told the South London Press.
"We'll try and get him back in January.
"I'm hoping we've done enough as a club in the way we've treated him that we can do something if Leicester don't want him.