Jim Magilton is waiting to hear back from Southampton's Rudi Skacel after the midfielder was handed the chance to join Ipswich.
The Portman Road club were granted permission to speak with the Czech Republic international after they agreed a fee with Southampton.
Skacel, 28, spent the second half of last season on loan at Hertha Berlin, having joined Southampton in July 2006 from SPL outfit Hearts.
Magilton is hopeful of landing Skacel after holding discussions with the player this week.
"I see Rudi as a player that would add some extra quality to our squad," Magilton told the club's official website.
"He has been to the club this week and had a look around and he was impressed by the facilities here and our plans for the future.
"We would like him at this club and have made him a very good offer and now it's down to him. He has gone back to Prague to think over the move and we expect a decision very soon."