Hearts head coach Graham Rix has confirmed his interest in Bosnia international Mirsad Beslija.
The 26-year-old Racing Genk winger could sign for the Jambos this month if negotiations are successfully completed.
Rix told Hearts World: 'It is frustrating when it gets out.
'I said it earlier in the week that, when you are trying to sign a player, so many things can go wrong and, until it really happens, I don't want to put the club or the players under unnecessary pressure.
'He is a good player - there is no doubt about that. He is an international who knows what he is doing.
'If it all works out - and all things being equal, as they say - he will be a good addition to the team.'