Portsmouth boss Paul Hart is hopeful of seeing their transfer embargo lifted.
However, Hart is hopeful the ban will be lifted in time for the club to bolster their resources in the January transfer window.
He said: "As I understand it, we're still dealing with that.
"I've just been told it will be sorted pretty soon - well, it ranges from pretty soon to just before the deadline.
"I'll wait until I'm told but I know it hasn't been lifted yet."