Tom Ince has asked Cardiff City to give him until Friday to decide if he wants to join the newly promoted Premier League club.
Cardiff and Blackpool have agreed an £8m fee, rising to £8.5m, but Ince is still weighing up whether to commit his future to the Welsh club.
Ince travelled with his father, Paul, who is manager at Blackpool, to Cardiff on Monday to discuss the proposed move and get a feel for the club and the city. Cardiff felt that the talks were positive and had hoped that the England Under-21 international would agree to sign.
Ince, however, informed Cardiff on Wednesday that he has still not made up his mind. There is no indication that any other club are prepared to match Cardiff's offer for a player who will be out of contract in 12 months' time, meaning that Ince is likely to spend another season in the Championship with Blackpool if he turns down the chance to move to the Welsh capital.