Leeds manager Neil Warnock is hoping to complete the signing of Jamaica international Rodolph Austin next week.
Austin, 27, who spent time on trial at QPR last summer when Warnock was manager at Loftus Road, is currently at Norwegian club SK Brann.
"I don't think there's anything agreed at this stage, but we're in conversations with the club," Warnock told Leeds' official website.
"From what I've read in the papers they want to play him next weekend, but I'm hoping we can tie a deal up and get him as soon as possible in the early part of next week.
"I like him. I had him at QPR and would have loved to have signed him then. I've kept tabs on him since then.
"He's very flexible. He's just as good at full-back or centre-back and gives us a presence in midfield."