Leicester City striker Steve Howard admits he is unsure why talks over a new contract have progressed so slowly.
Howard revealed before the close of the transfer window that he had started negotiating a new deal and expected an agreement within a fortnight.
However, the 34-year-old is still waiting to put pen to paper and remains anxious to resolve his future at the Walkers Stadium.
"They have gone slow and not as quick as I would have liked them to go," Howard told the Leicester Mercury.
"I think they are being thrashed out at the minute so I am hoping that it will be soon, but I don't know. I am a bit in the dark at the moment.
"I don't know what the problem is. The transfer window is shut and I want it sorted straight away because I want to settle and put my mind at ease. Hopefully that will be in the next couple of weeks."
Howard has appeared in all four of Leicester's Championship games so far this season after being a target for Huddersfield Town during the summer.