Aston Villa are still in talks with Hajduk Split over the transfer of Lovre Kalinic, Sky Sports reports.
The report claims that the Midlands club are still hoping to get a deal over the line before the end of the transfer window, with head coach Remi Garde wanting a new striker to call upon in the final months of the season.
Kalinic, 25, is a Croatian international who has been earning rave reviews for his performances with Split, and looks set to make the step up to a bigger league before too long.
He looks a perfect signing for a Premier League side needing a new keeper, and Villa believed a deal was close to bringing him to Villa Park.
However, Index reported last week that Hajduk had pulled out of the deal to sign Kalinic, having seen his appeal for a work permit rejected.
Despite this, Villa remain in contact with Hajduk to sign Kalinic, and clearly they believe a deal can be struck to sign the keeper this week.
There are no indications that they have heard good news about a new work permit application, but Villa will keep trying to sign Kalinic until the end of the transfer window.