West Ham United manager Avram Grant admits he is unaware as to why Steve Sidwell has not completed his move to the club.
The Hammers looked set to land the Aston Villa midfielder on loan after he completed his medical and agreed terms.
However, it now appears that the move has been delayed as rivals bids have been lodged for his services.
Grant, though, admits he does not know why Sidwell is not yet signed up.
"I don't know, I am not dealing with the situation and I don't have any news but we are continuing to look at this situation," he told Sky Sports News.
"I said that I like him, I worked with him at Chelsea, he is a good person and that is part of the atmosphere we are trying to create here.
"I don't know as it is not up to me at the moment."
Sky Sports News understands the Sidwell deal is dependant on future of West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami.