Ally McCoist remains optimistic of Carlos Cuellar returning to Rangers as negotiations continue over the Aston Villa defender.
The Scottish champions have spent much of the summer pursuing the Spaniard, who left Ibrox for Villa Park in 2008.
Negotiations are slow-moving, but McCoist insists they are still ongoing after the two clubs agreed a fee for the 29-year-old.
And the manager added that the transfer is not an immediate priority as Cuellar is currently recovering from injury.
McCoist said: "Andrew Dickson (head of football administration) spoke to Carlos' agent either last night or this morning.
"That's ticking along. That's not of immediate importance due to the fact that he can't play for a number of weeks with his injury anyway.
"So, although it is important to us, it's not of immediate importance.
"It's much the same. I am optimistic generally speaking and I just have to wait and see."