Hull City boss Liam Rosenior wants to keep on loan Chelsea midfielder Xavier Simons until the end of the season - and beyond.
The 19-year-old midfielder has struggled for minutes this term but Rosenior is eager to keep hold of Simons.
Rosenior told the Hull Daily Mail: "We're in negotiations with Xavi at the moment and the club are speaking with Chelsea at the moment about his loan agreement and where that is. We're in negotiations about whether he stays here on loan, whether he goes back. Whatever happens in the short term, I would love to work with him in the long term and that's something I've made really, really clear.
"I really like the kid, I think he's got a great future and we've just got to work with Chelsea and see if the best thing for him is to get his football away from here (until the end of the season) - I think his best place is to stay here with us and I think he's going to get his opportunity in the end, he's just got to be patient."
He added: "He's delighted to be here. I've had lots of good conversations with Xavi, I think he enjoys being here, working under myself, and he sees that long term we are going somewhere.
"There are clubs in for him, there are clubs that want to take him, good clubs, but he's really committed to this. And it's great that he's committed at a time when he's not even making the bench which is through no fault of his own, it's just the competition for places is so good."