Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez says he is confident his team will soon complete the signing of striker Jonathan Calleri but is reportedly pessimistic about the arrival of Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez.
Calleri joined West Ham United on a season-long loan from Uruguay's Deportivo Maldonado in August but is yet to start a Premier League game and is reportedly keen to leave the London outfit during the winter transfer window.
After weeks of negotiating Calleri's transfer with West Ham, Ramirez is frustrated a deal has not been done yet.
The 23-year-old made his seventh league appearance at the weekend for West Ham, scoring his first goal in a 3-1 win at Middlesbrough.
However, the delay is no cause for concern for the Las Palmas supremo.
"West Ham asked us for one more day but I'm convinced he will arrive," Ramirez said of Calleri to AS.
Calleri is expected to be Las Palmas' first reinforcement in the winter transfer window. However, Ramirez has all but given up hope of bringing Jese on loan to the club.
PSG coach Unai Emery hinted earlier this month that Jese could leave on loan in the transfer window as he could not guarantee the 23-year-old regular playing time.
The Spaniard has made nine Ligue 1 appearances for PSG, with only one of those a start.
Jese is under contract with PSG until June 2021 and is a reported target of Liverpool, AC Milan and Roma.
Las Palmas cannot afford Jese's high wages but were hoping that the player's desire to return to La Liga five months after joining PSG from Real Madrid in a €25 million deal will help in their bid to land the player.