Chester FC boss Steve Burr plans to speak to Championship club Burnley regarding Alex Whitmore's future.
Monday's defeat to Macclesfield Town was the final game of the defender's initial one-month loan spell during which he made five appearances for the Blues.
The 20-year-old arrived in late November and has made a positive impression at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium, and given he has not made his first-team bow at Turf Moor, the Clarets should be open to him gaining further experience with Chester.
Whitmore too has expressed a willingness to remain with the National League club and Burr intends to discuss that possibility with his Burnley counterparts in the coming days.
However, the manager felt Whitmore's display in the loss to Macclesfield was the poorest in his time with at Chester, but pointed out fellow defenders Ben Heneghan and Ian Sharps were not on top form either as the Blues failed to build on an impressive 4-1 win against Torquay United in their previous game.
Burr said: "We'll have discussions with Burnley over Alex and see what we can do with it.
"I thought Monday was probably Alex's poorest game for us but he's showed real good qualities since he has been here.
"Ben was good against Macc but again sometimes with his passing like everybody else it wasn't what we got in the Torquay game and Sharpy struggled."
Whitmore is a product of the famous Wallsend Boys Club and has been at Turf Moor since 2012.
He captained the club's youth team before signing a professional contract in 2014, which was extended over the summer following a series of impressive performances.
Although still to make his first-team debut for Sean Dyche's men, Whitmore has been a regular in the development squad.