Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford is hoping to make it third time lucky by signing New Zealand forward Kenny Edwards from Catalans Dragons.
The 29-year-old former Parramatta back rower is out of contract with the French club at the end of the season and is thought to have been offered a lucrative three-year deal by the Giants.
"We're in talks with Kenny," Woolford said at his weekly press conference. "We're a fair way down the line with him so we're hopeful that he'll be on board with us next year.
"Quite a few clubs are keen on Kenny. I've tried to get him a couple of times. I tried when he first came over to the Catalans and then I tried to sign him for this year.
"He committed to another 12 months with them but hopefully it's third time lucky."
Edwards made his Catalans debut against Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup just over 12 months ago and was in the team that beat Warrington at Wembley in August.
Huddersfield have already signed Halifax centre or second rower Chester Butler for 2020 but Woolford admits his side's precarious position near the foot of Super League is making recruitment difficult.
"Players are obviously asking questions and we can't guarantee that we're not going to be relegated," he said.
"I'm confident we won't be but it does make it a little bit more difficult recruiting players, that's for sure."
Meanwhile, Huddersfield could lose two of their most experienced players for the rest of the season.
Veteran forward Dale Ferguson, who made his first appearance of the season at Wakefield last Friday, and centre Jordan Turner are both to see specialists to determine the extent of their injuries.
Ferguson has blurred vision while Turner, who has missed only one game this year, has a shoulder injury.
"Poor old Fergie is out of luck big time at the moment," Woolford said. "It was his first game back for us and he did a pretty good job for the short time he was on the field.
"He's got blurred vision and we're not too sure whether he copped a knock or it's an eye issue but it's really concerning. We should know more after he sees a specialist tomorrow.
"JT has got a pretty severe ac (acromioclavicular) issue. He's seeing the specialist today and we're not expecting great news.
"It could be long term for JT, the scan's not great. It's a matter of seeing whether he needs to have an operation or can rehab it."
Huddersfield also have a major injury doubt over their other first-choice centre, captain Leroy Cudjoe, who is struggling with a hamstring injury following his first appearance of the season at Wakefield.
Youngster Louis Senior is standing by to replace him for the trip to Salford on Thursday.