Steve Cotterill has confirmed Portsmouth skipper Marc Wilson is on the verge of joining Stoke and is confident Dave Kitson and Liam Lawrence will move in the opposite direction.
Pompey have agreed a fee for Wilson with the Potters, believed to be around £2.5million.
And the South Coast side are hopeful of landing striker Kitson and winger Lawrence as part of the deal.
"The deal has been agreed with Stoke," boss Cotterill told The News.
"Marc has more or less agreed terms up there and we are very close with getting one across the line but the other one still has a little way to travel.
"That is just down to logistics. We have spoken to one of them but the other one was a day later. It is harder for us to get two players across the line than it is for Stoke to get one."
Cotterill has also rejected reported late interest in Wilson from West Ham, who are managed by former Pompey tactician Avram Grant.