Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness expects Ukraine forward Anatoliy Tymoschuk to join the club in the summer.
The Zenit St Petersburg player visited Munich before Christmas, where he held negotiations with Hoeness and Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
He left without reaching any agreement, but Hoeness expects him to get back in touch within a month to accept their offer.
"Timoschuk wants to get back to us by the end of January," Hoeness revealed to the Bild newspaper.
"It seems like he does want to join FC Bayern, but only on his terms.
"We also want him, but obviously only on our terms. I believe he will sign on with us soon."
Should the 29-year-old agree to join, he would become the second new arrival at the record German champions in June after Ivica Olic was confirmed on a free transfer from Hamburg.
However, Tymoschuk would not be so cheap. A fee of €15 million should be enough to tempt Zenit into selling.