Spyker CEO Victor Muller is still hopeful of completing a deal to buy Saab from General Motors by the end of 2009.
GM has said it will begin to close close Saab down from 31 December unless a suitable offer is received for the ailing Swedish firm and Muller is still confident of an agreement being reached.
"I am very hopeful, I have been from the start," Muller told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. "We have done all we possibly can. Given that [GM's] deadline is December 31, I really expect they will be in contact soon."
However, according to the Bloomberg news agency, GM may be willing to extend the self imposed deadline should it receive an 'interesting' offer for Saab. Saab board member Paul Aakerland told Bloomberg that the 31 December deadline "is not a date that's holy" and GM would be willing to consider offers it feels are suitable after this date.