Skysports.com understands Bristol City are closing in on the signing of Bolton defender Nicky Hunt.
Bristol City boss Steve Coppell has targeted a move for Hunt as he seeks a replacement for QPR-bound Bradley Orr.
Bolton are willing to let long-serving defender Hunt move on as he does not figure in Owen Coyle's long-term plans.
Hunt has fallen down the pecking order at the Reebok Stadium and spent the second half of last season on loan at Derby.
A number of clubs are thought to have expressed an interest in Hunt, but City are set to win the race for his signature.
Hunt is prepared to make the move to Ashton Gate as he looks to get his career back on track.