Cardiff City are hoping that they can secure the services of Marko Grujić ahead of the new season.
The 22-year-old Liverpool midfielder has been in talks with City boss Neil Warnock after being told he was free to leave on loan by the Reds. However, Liverpool also want Grujić to extend his contract with them before leaving on any loan.
Commenting on the situation, Warnock said: “I spoke to Marko yesterday, we are still optimistic, but we should know in the next few days.
“If he’s not staying there I think he will come to us, it all depends on the negotiations.
“There is a contract involved, but it will be resolved, I’m sure they will make a decision shortly.
“We have found a back up which we are trying to hold on to for a couple days. I could do with them both to be honest but I’ll be having a chat with Mehmet [Dalman, the club chairman] and Vincent [Tan, the club owner] in the next couple of days.
“I will be disappointed if I don’t get him but it won’t be the end of the world, they have made it clear to us that they want him to come, it’s just up to the player now.”