Bristol Rovers first-team coach Paul Trollope remains hopeful of signing Crystal Palace defender Jeff Hughes.
Trollope revealed he was in talks with the former Lincoln left-back last week and negotiations remain ongoing.
"He is a player that we would like at the club, and he is keen to join us but there are issues that he needs to sort out at Crystal Palace," said Trollope.
"It is a situation that is still ongoing. It is probably 50-50 at the moment but it is not something that we want to drag on for too long."
Hughes, who moved to Palace from Lincoln last summer, scored three goals against Rovers in the Imps' League Two play-off semi-final defeat last season.