Samir Nasri has revealed he is ready to open talks with Manchester City about extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
Blackburn have signed young defender Michael Keane on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the season.
The attacking midfielder, who turned 17 on Wednesday, helped the Whites to the Under-18s Premier League title last season.
The England Under-17s international recently scored a hat-trick in the 3-2 FA Youth Cup victory over Tottenham and has been rewarded with a first professional deal until at least 2016.
"Pat has made excellent progress and we're pleased with the performances he has been showing," academy director Huw Jennings told the club's official website.
"He knows that he has to continue to work hard, but if he shows the same application, desire and determination there's no reason why he can't be very successful."