Southampton manager Mark Wotte is hoping West Ham United target Kelvin Davis could still stay at St Mary's.
Davis has undergone a medical at West Ham and the goalkeeper is expected to seal a move to the Premier League club.
Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola wants the experienced shot-stopper to provide cover for Robert Green and has lined up a free transfer deal.
The former Ipswich keeper is out of contract at Southampton and has also been linked with fellow League One club Leeds United.
Wotte confirmed that Davis appears likely to move to Upton Park, but is not ruling out a late change of heart for the 32-year-old.
The Saints boss believes that Davis could yet agree a new contract on the South Coast, if a takeover of the club is sealed before he signs for West Ham.
"I asked Kelvin about his situation and he has almost signed for West Ham," Wotte told the Daily Echo.
"I hope the takeover will be done before Kelvin joins West Ham."