Paul Parry has agreed personal terms with Preston and is poised to complete his switch from Cardiff on Monday.
The Wales international midfielder has been considering a transfer to Deepdale this week after the two clubs agreed a fee for his services.
Having travelled up to Lancashire for further talks with PNE boss Alan Irvine, Parry has elected to make the move to the North West.
Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale confirmed that the 28-year-old was poised to leave the Bluebirds.
He told the South Wales Echo: "We agreed a fee with Preston, Paul has accepted the personal terms offered and he is due to have a medical on Monday."