Valter Birsa admits he is hopeful of signing a pre-contract agreement with Serie A outfit Genoa.
The Slovenia international, who is currently with French side Auxerre, had been hoping to secure a switch during the January transfer window.
But, after the transfer deadline passed, the midfielder is determined to seal his move to Italy.
Although West Brom are believed to be among those keen to sign the playmaker, Birsa hopes to move to Genoa.
“I spoke to the coach, he knows what I want and understands my situation,” Birsa told L’Equipe.
“Genoa are a real opportunity for me. I will sign in February to arrive next season.”