British-EU Deal in Feb.

British-EU Deal in Feb.British-EU Deal in Feb.

A deal on reforms Britain has demanded to stay in the European Union will be put in writing by early February for EU leaders to discuss later that month, a European diplomat said Wednesday.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is reasonably confident of an accord for the changes in four key areas, ahead of a referendum on a possible "Brexit" from the bloc, expected in mid-2016, AFP reported.

"I think that a concrete draft could be put on the table in early February," the European diplomat said on condition of anonymity. "Between now and February, the process continues."

Officials from Britain, the other 27 EU governments, and the European Commission were having "intense discussions" in a bid to hammer out an agreement, the diplomat added.