Milton Keynes Dons have announced that defender Richard Keogh could leave the club this month.
The 34-year-old veteran missed the club's disappointing 3-0 away loss to Peterborough United, and it was revealed after the match that the reason for his absence was due to him holding talks with a Championship club over a potential move.
The Republic of Ireland international has been a strong, stabilizing addition to manager Russell Martin's side, with the former Derby County captain making 21 appearances in all competitions at Stadium MK to date.
Usually occupying the central position in the Dons' back three, often sandwiched by Dean Lewington and Warren O'Hora, Keogh has shown his ability and now appears set to move back to the second tier.
It is currently unknown which club Keogh is in talks with, with many rumours likely to link him with a return to Derby County in a player/coach role - especially with the permanent hiring of Wayne Rooney as the club's manager.
With the Dons already looking to secure O'Hora's signature for the long-term, the club will also need to look at making further additions should they lose the veteran centre back after just half a season, with just two weeks remaining of the winter window.