British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will decide on the next steps for post-Brexit trade talks after an EU summit later this week.
Downing Street said Mr. Johnson expressed disappointment at recent progress in a call with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday.
Mr. Johnson has previously set Thursday's meeting of EU leaders as the deadline for a deal.
Mrs von der Leyen said the EU wanted a deal but not at any price.
Both sides are locked in talks over striking an agreement to govern their trading relationship once the UK's post-Brexit transition period ends in December.