Championship side Derby County have opened talks with midfielder Kalifa Cisse about a permanent deal at Pride Park, reports BBC Radio Derby.
"We are looking to get a contract for him and extend it as far as we can," said Derby manager Steve McClaren.
Cisse is a free agent after leaving MLS side New England Revolution.
McClaren had previously stated Cisse would not be offered a contract, but the two sides are now discussing a longer deal.
"He has been working with us for three or four weeks, working hard and getting better each week," McClaren added.
"He has played 90 minutes in the second team already and did a good job [against Wednesday] not having to run far but babysitting Craig Bryson and Will Hughes."