Although IAM Cycling would not officially confirm the news, their director sportif, Rik Verbrugge, did say that a deal was on the verge of completion.
"We're in a transition year so we're focusing on young riders, so ones that can perhaps help Matteo Pelucchi, like Leigh Howard, with the leadout and then some young riders. There probably won't be a signing of a major signing," Verbrugge told Cyclingnews.
"We're not confirming anything at the moment. I can tell you that Simon Clarke isn't coming to us. There was some contact but that's it," he said.
"There was a proposal with Bryan but I think he's staying where he is. We will be confirming riders in the next week or so."
IAM Cycling have already confirmed that Vegard Stake Laengen (Team Joker) will join the team for next year. Mathias Frank, Matthias Brändle, Jonas Van Genechten, and Dries Devenyns have all signed one-year contract extensions, although Sylvain Chavanel, Jerome Pineau, Sébastien Reichenbach, and Thomas Degand are set to leave.