According to Sports Hochi, Chang-Yong Lim and the Yakult Swallows are very close to finalizing a deal.
Lim's agent, Yu-Hyeon Park, said on Thursday, "We've gotten to the point where we can agree on some things. It isn't quite 100% yet, but we're at about 90%. ... It's up [to Lim] to decide now."
It seems the current deal on the table could be a 3-year deal worth more than 1.2B yen. A Yakult rep was quoted as saying that they've basically submitted their best offer for Lim to consider.