Bolton Wanderers midfielder Keith Andrews is set to return to former club MK Dons on loan, reports BBC Sport.
The 33-year-old is currently in the middle of a season-long loan at Watford, but hasn’t featured since November and is no longer training with the Hornets.
“We’ve spoken to Watford and Bolton and unofficially agreed terms with the clubs and Keith,” Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio.
“Keith can’t train. He’s not our player. But he’s in Milton Keynes.”
The Republic of Ireland international spent a successful two year spell at Stadium:MK between 2006 and 2008, helping the club to win the Sky Bet League Two title and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Spells at Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town and West Bromwich Albion followed, before he joined Owen Coyle’s Bolton Wanderers in 2012.
With first-team chances limited, Andrews spent the majority of the 2013-14 season on loan at fellow Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion, scoring one goal.
He joined Watford in July 2014, under then-manager Beppe Sannino, and went on to make nine appearances.
Meanwhile, Robinson insists Andrews’ imminent arrival doesn’t mean highly rated youngster Dele Alli will be leaving the club.
“If he happens to come, he’s not a replacement for Dele. He’s a different type of player,” said Robinson to BBC Sport.
“We look at different systems. You can maybe play Dele at number 10 for a little more solidity.
“Keith is here to support me. He is a friend of mine and the club. I think he would be an unbelievable signing.”
The Dons currently occupy fourth place in Sky Bet League One, and travel to Crawley Town on Saturday.