Skysports.com understands Barnsley are poised to sign Lincoln defender Kern Miller.
Miller's current contract at Lincoln expires later this month and Barnsley are hoping to lure him to Oakwell.
Despite being out of contract Lincoln would be due a compensation fee for Miller should he leave Sincil Bank.
Miller has come through the ranks at Lincoln and is highly-regarded by The Imps' coaching staff.
Barnsley boss Mark Robins is keen to bolster his defensive options in January and is ready to bring in Miller.