ACCRINGTON Stanley chairman Eric Whalley says there will be money available for defender Kieran Charnock and that they will make a permanent move for him in January.
Peterborough are believed to want the £50,000 they paid for the defender from Northwich Victoria and, while the chairman won’t give figures, he is hopeful that they can do a deal wiht the League One club to keep loanee Charnock at the club.
"I have been in talks with Barry Fry about Kieran and it will involve money.
"Kieran has done really well since he has been here and he has certainly tightened our defence. The proof is there in that we have probably conceded half the goals we did at this stage last season.
"I know there are a few clubs chasing him but I hope he appreciates what we have done for him in getting him back up North and playing regularly.
"We still have to speak to Kieran and hopefully sort out a contract which is good for him too.
"I think it shows our ambition that we are planning for the future if we sign Kieran and shows that we want to move forward.
"We don’t want to lose players who can help us do this."
It is thought Stanley will offer Charnock a two-and-a-half year deal if everything can be agreed.
The chairman also confirmed he is in talks with Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams about a permanent deal for Rostyn Griffiths, who would have played his last game of a three month loan spell for Stanley last Saturday had the game with Brentford not been called off.
"I am in talks with Blackburn, in fact, I have got to ring John Williams back this week and hopefully we will have Rostyn back in January on a permanent deal.
"It does all depend on Blackburn though."
Meanwhile the Reds are also refusing to rule out the possibility of bringing Tranmere Rovers loanee Terry Gornell back to the FES on a permanent basis - either in January or at the end of the season when his Prenton Park deal runs out.
The young striker scored four goals for the Reds before being recalled three weeks ago.
"He has been on the bench for Tranmere in the last few games but there is a strong possibility that we can work things out with the club and the player to bring him back at some stage - either for the rest of this season or next season," said the chairman.
"It does depend if Tranmere offer him a new deal and what the player wants but we would like to have him back here."
The club also have high hopes of getting teenage loan star Craig Mahon, from Wigan, on longer than a one month deal.
The 19-year-old has only played 24 minutes for the Reds against Bury - but they hope the pacey striker will have a big impact tonight at Lincoln.
"I would like to see more of him as he looks a good prospect," said the chairman. "He is a good crosser of the ball and very lively."