It appears talks between the Yakult Swallows and Chang-Yong Lim have hit a wall. According to Sponichi, an unnamed club source said that Lim was interested in fielding offers from other clubs and was stalling. The unnamed source also added that the Swallows have other decisions to make regarding their team and that the longer things take, the more likely it was that Lim wasn't going to return.
Daily Sports chimes in with news that the Swallows have their absolute best offer on the table and that they're waiting on a reply from Lim, which they'd like as soon as possible. But according to Lim's agent, Lim is interested in not only hearing from other NPB clubs, but also MLB clubs as well. Both articles seem to think that a decision won't be made until sometime in December.
Another Sponchi article from yesterday also mentions that the Chiba Lotte Marines are interested in Lim.