Peterborough United midfielder Oliver Norburn has informed the club he wants to leave London Road to move further north for personal reasons.
Norburn, 29, has been the subject of a bid from Championship rivals Blackpool this month, which has been rejected by Peterborough.
The Bolton-born midfielder, who joined Peterborough in the summer from Shrewsbury, is keen on a move to Blackpool as it would allow him to be closer to his young family in the north-west.
Norburn has enjoyed a successful six months at Peterborough, culminating in him being made captain by Posh boss Darren Ferguson, with his desire to leave ultimately boiling down to personal reasons.
Although Norburn has not submitted a formal transfer request he wants Peterborough to consider accepting Blackpool's offer to enable him to move closer to his family home.
Peterborough are anxious not to lose such a key player as Norburn at a time when they are facing a relegation battle, but Norburn is hoping a resolution can be reached before Monday's transfer deadline to suit all parties.