Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has revealed the club will be given a decision on whether they have successfully signed Blackpool winger Thomas Ince on Friday.
PA PhotosInce appears headed for the Premier League
It is believed the two clubs have already reached an agreement for the transfer of Ince, but the England Under-21 international asked for more time to consider his future.
Ince, 21, left Liverpool for Blackpool in 2011 and has since impressed at the club, making 77 league appearances and scoring 24 goals.
Although Cardiff are expected to land the in-demand youngster, Mackay is approaching the deal with caution until he receives confirmation from Tom and father Paul.
"We've had a bid accepted by Blackpool and agreed terms with his agent," Mackay said. "Tom and his dad were both on holiday so Monday was the earliest time we could have a chat. Friday morning we'll have a decision one way or another."