It is no secret Aston Villa manager David O'Leary is anxious to bolster his attacking options this summer - but it appears increasingly unlikely that Rangers striker Dado Prso will be arriving at Villa Park in the near future.
O'Leary has been heavily linked with a move for the Croatian striker, who is rated at around £3.5 million.
However the 30-year-old forward - who joined the Scottish club on a free from Monaco last summer - last night stated his intention to remain at Ibrox for at least another season.
"I will stay until the end of the season and then next season and then we will see," said Prso, who has two years left on his contract.
"I don't know how many years I will stay here but if the club are happy with me then I'm happy to stick around."
O'Leary is after at least one new forward this summer and the prolific Croatian is believed to be one of his targets along with Southampton's Kevin Phillips.
The Villa boss knows he must strengthen his attack as Carlton Cole could return to Chelsea this summer - leaving Juan Pablo Angel and Darius Vassell as the club's only senior strikers.
Both men have struggled for goals this season due to injuries and loss of form but Prso, who is 6ft 2in, has already scored 21 times this term.
The powerfully-built forward spurned an opportunity to join Bolton Wanderers last summer.
O'Leary has made it clear that he wants to make several signings in the summer and has been assured of a "substantial amount of money" to spend on new players by the Villa board.
With Stefan Postma on the transfer list and desperate to quit in search of regular first team football, a new goalkeeper is also expected at Villa.
But Thomas Sorensen, who has been O'Leary's first choice since joining the club two years ago from Sunderland, is anxious to stay and fight for his place whoever arrives.
And the Dane, who has 13 months left on his contract at the club, also says he wants to sign a new deal.
Sorensen said: "I know there are a lot of things going on, but I'm sure it will sort itself out. Whoever comes in it doesn't change anything.
"I just have to make sure that I stay on top of my game and keep my head held high. I know that there's talk about a new deal.
"I've got one year left. I've told the manager that I am happy here and hopefully it will get sorted."