Hull City boss Phil Brown admits he is 'holding his breath' about concluding a deal for Bobby Zamora after a series of transfer setbacks this summer.
Fulham have accepted a £5million offer from the Tigers for Zamora, who scored just two goals in the Premier League last season.
He is due to hold talks over a move to the KC Stadium at the weekend once he returns from Fulham's pre-season trip to Australia.
Brown is not getting carried away about his prospects of capturing the former Tottenham man after missing out on several of his targets in recent weeks.
Fraizer Campbell, Michael Owen and Marc-Antoine Fortune have all opted for deals elsewhere and Brown is merely waiting for the chance to speak to Zamora.
"Bobby is still away with Fulham in Australia," said Brown.
"They get back on Friday and it is my intention to meet him over the weekend to discuss personal terms and let him undergo a medical.
"Am I optimistic? Put it this way, after the summer I've had you just never know until it's all signed, sealed and delivered.
"But let's just say I'm holding my breath."