Hawthorns club want player to re-sign from Craven Cottage.
West Bromwich Albion will find out in the next 48 hours if midfielder Zoltan Gera will sign a contract to re-join the Midlands club.
The 32-year-old is a free-agent after his deal with Fulham expired at the end of the season.
New Cottagers boss Martin Jol had expressed hope he may be able to convince the Hungarian international to remain at Craven Cottage but seems to have failed.
Gera spent four years at the Hawthorns before making the move to Fulham in the summer of 2008.
He was a favourite with Baggies fans and has received a warm welcome whenever returning with Fulham.
Albion boss Roy Hodgson, who signed Gera for Fulham, has held talks with the playmaker but there is also interest from an unnamed Serie A club.
“The negotiations are in a period where we can agree anytime (with a club),” Gera’s agent, Vladan Filipovic, said.
“It can happen that Gera’s future will be decided next day – or we could close the negotiations next week.
“But it’s not a secret that we are at the finish.”