Hearts are closing on a deal for Leicester's Stephen Hughes, assistant coach Stephen Frail has confirmed.
The former Rangers midfielder was a target for Motherwell earlier this summer but it appears The Jambos will be bringing him back to Scotland.
Hearts are awaiting news on a medical and Hughes could put pen-to-paper in time for him to feature against Gretna on Saturday.
"We are hopeful a deal will be done, but no deal has been done yet," Frail told the club's official website. "There are a few days to go in the window.
"Maybe it will be done before the close of play today (Friday). It is an ongoing one, and it would be a boost to the squad if we managed to bring him in."