Mansfield Town are keen to tie up a deal to take loanee left back Blair Adams on a permanent deal from Notts County before the weekend.
Adams has impressed since coming in as cover for the injured Mal Benning, the loan due to end on January 19.
However, with County currently interviewing for a new manager this week after last month’s sacking of Ricardo Moniz, the situation is up in the air.
“We have asked the question obviously, we haven’t got a definite answer yet,” said Stags boss Adam Murray.
“I will be asking the question again today as I want it done this week if it can be done.”
On Benning’s progress, he said: “Mal is back running again and back kicking a ball which is a super sight to see. Seeing him back on the training field makes me happy.”