Scunthorpe United boss Nigel Adkins remains hopeful of signing Ipswich Town midfielder Liam Trotter.
The 20-year-old made 14 appearances on loan at Glanford Park last season and helped the club to secure promotion to the Championship.
He has been offered a new contract at Ipswich, prompting suggestions the Iron would be unable to re-sign the player.
However, Adkins is not conceding defeat in his quest to sign Trotter and is waiting for the youngster to make a decision on his future.
"We know Ipswich have offered Liam a new deal, but he knows there is something for him here too," Adkins told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
"It's up to him to decide where his future is.
"The situation is a bit delicate at the moment, but I have had a further talk with his agent and hopefully the door is still open for us."