St Mirren are hopeful of tying up a deal for former Rangers goalkeeper Grant Adam in the near future.
Adam has been training with the Buddies during pre-season, with the club looking for a back-up to current No.1 Craig Samson.
Manager Danny Lennon has been impressed with the Scotland Under 21 international, but financial uncertainty due to the SPL broadcasting contracts means that Lennon will not overspend on the 21-year-old.
"If the price is right and it suits us then we'll sign Grant," said Lennon in the Daily Record. "I need a goalkeeper and Grant ticks a lot of the boxes.
"We kick off in a couple of weeks and while we've other things up our sleeve he's one we've put a lot of time into.
"I'm sure Grant doesn't want it dragging on and I hope there's a closure to it one way or the other by the end of this week.
"I've always said we won't go outwith our means. We value Grant and he'd give us a good option but we are in a financially uncertain period."