The Hanshin Tigers will be meeting Akihito Fujii (RAK) again on the 22nd. Nikkan Sports seems to think an agreement between the two sides could be reached that day.
The Softbank Hawks feel good about their chances of landing Toru Hosokawa (SEI). For the their first meeting, the Hawks presented Hosokawa with a message from Sadaharu Oh that asked him to become the club's version of Motonobu Tanishige and suggested that his hitting abilities still had room to grow (this is in addition to the 4 year, 500M yen offer).
The Hawks also plan to have Koji Akiyama attend the next round of negotiations.
As of yesterday, Hosokawa was scheduled to meet with the Yokohama Bay Stars today.