Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson - currently on loan at Aston Villa - wants to sort out his long-term future for the sake of his family.
Carson has three years left of his contract with the Reds and is keen to commit himself to one club after previously having loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton.
The 22-year-old is enjoying his season-long loan spell at Villa and has helped them maintain their push for a European spot, helped by yesterday's 2-1 win at Reading.
But Carson has no definite idea as to whether manager Martin O'Neill is keen to make the move permanent in the summer - or before then if all parties could reach an agreement.
Carson said: 'I'd like to know what is happening because I've got my girlfriend and my son to think about.
'My son turned two last week and he's started going to nursery school so we need to get settled.
'I've still got a contract with Liverpool and. until someone does a deal with them, I can't do anything.
'It's not a done deal (with Liverpool). Villa paid a loan fee for me until the end of the season and anytime from now until then, they could make it permanent.'
Carson added: 'I can't really say where I'd like to be because I'm still under contract at Liverpool and I don't know what is going to happen there.
'I like it at Villa and I want to get settled for next season.
'There's not a lot I can do. I've got three years left at Liverpool and I don't know what Aston Villa are thinking. I don't know if there is anything else in the pipe-line. We will have to wait and see.'