Skysports.com understands Bolton are closing in on a deal for Real Betis midfielder Achille Emana.
The Cameroon international looks set to quit the Andalusian outfit following their relegation on the final day of last season.
While collectively the Seville-based club struggled, Emana flourished as he scored an impressive 11 goals from midfield.
Keen to keep playing top-flight football Emana is encouraged that talks between Betis and Bolton are progressing at pace.
"Everyone knows I love Seville but it is important to play in the top, rather than second division in any league," he told skysports.com.
"A decision will be taken very soon to satisfy all parties."
It is expected Emana would cost Bolton in the region of £7million.