Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will announce his future in the coming days, with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua favourites to secure his signature.
• Shenhua ramp up Drogba chase
Drogba, 34, will be without a club when his contract with Chelsea expires at the end of June and has told media outlets his next move will be "interesting".
Chinese Super League side Shenhua have made no secret of their pursuit of Drogba, with owner Zhu Jun, manager Sergio Batista and Drogba's former Chelsea team-mate Anelka having spoken of their desire to bring Drogba to the club.
"The next step is interesting. I will announce it soon. But as of now, you will just have to wait," Drogba told reporters on a promtional trip to India.
He added: "Chelsea were very good for me. I shared a special relationship with the club. It was a difficult decision to leave them."
After the club's 2-0 defeat to Changchun Yatai on Saturday, Batista was unwilling to add further comment regarding the Ivorian, telling Sina: "Drogba's current contract expires on June 30, so we have no need to talk about this topic until then."
The Chinese transfer window opens this Monday and despite a lack of progress on Drogba, there was some good news for Shenhua fans as the club closed on the signing of Racing Club's Colombian playmaker Giovanni Moreno.
Reports in both Chinese and Argentine media suggest that Moreno will fly to China on Wednesday with a $9 million deal set to be signed on Friday for the ten-cap international.
Batista added: "Right now, Shenhua's executives are negotiating this [deal]. Moreno has great personal experience and technique. If he comes, it is just what we need."