The club remain tight-lipped on various stories that have appeared in the national press over the past few weeks, claiming a consortium of businessmen could be ready to inject up to £20 million into the club.
However, talks with the consortium are now at a very advanced stage.
At least one member of the consortium was in Portugal last week to meet boss Paul Dickov and members of the playing squad.
Both parties have signed confidentiality agreements in an attempt to keep a veil of secrecy around the proposed deal.
Talks have accelerated over the last few weeks but the complexity of the deal - which will have a major impact on Dickov’s transfer budget - means that it is still to get over the finish line.
It is understood that Chairman John Ryan has no plans to step down from his position.
Source: Donny Mad