Portsmouth chief Peter Storrie has confirmed there are four parties interested in buying the club.
Pompey are currently in dire financial straits and have until 4pm on Wednesday to present a statement of their affairs before a High Court hearing on March 1.
The threat of becoming the first Premier League club to enter administration looms large for the Fratton Park outfit, as they desperately search for a buyer to wipe out their £11.5million debt in unpaid taxes.
Storrie now reveals there are four parties interested in taking hold of the club, and says everything is being done to keep the club afloat.
"We have two more interested now, so hopefully something will come out of this," he told The News. "I am very optimistic
"One of them is a very serious interest, and I will find out more after this game (against Southampton on Saturday).
"We will continue to fight hell and water to keep this club alive.
"I am in regular contact with Sir Dave Richards (chairman) and Richard Scudamore (chief executive) from the Premier League, and we are keeping them up-to-date with the latest proceedings."