Tranmere manager Les Parry says he will speak to Everton boss David Moyes to see if he can extend forward Jose Baxter's loan deal at Prenton Park.
The 19-year-old has scored twice since his move across the Mersey last month.
"I'll be having a word with David this week and seeing what his thoughts are," Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside.
"I think they sent him out [on loan] purely to get some games under his belt to be ready for them, so whether we're able to keep him is doubtful."
Parry added: "There was one ball he put in for Enoch [Showunmi] and I didn't see him take the slide rule out of his pocket, but he must have done at some point because it was a magnificent ball. He can do that, that's his game.
"Although we practise getting him the ball and finding space, it's getting more difficult."