The Southern Kings want the South African Rugby Union to allow them to use extra foreign players in next year's Super Rugby competition.
The Kings - who will make their debut in the tournament in 2013 - want special dispensation which gives them permission to use more than the the two allowed foreigners in the tournament.
Kings president Cheeky Watson confirmed that they are negotiating with nine players, both South African and foreign.
He said, however, that while recruiting South African players would be their main aim, they have asked SARU if they could sign more than two foreigners if the need arises.
"It's a decision that has to be made as we go along, because we may just land up being in a position that we don't have to sign any foreign player," Watson told Eyewitness News Sport.
"So it's a situation that one will know in the next two weeks."
He confirmed that they were talking to several players Europe and Argentina.