Skysports.com understands that Portsmouth are set to announce the signing of striker Luke Varney.
The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Blackpool from Derby and won a host of admirers with his impressive performances in the Premier League.
Varney admitted at the end of the season that he would relish the opportunity to rejoin the Seasiders on a permanent basis, but it is Pompey who are now set to win the chase.
Steve Cotterill identified Varney as a transfer target and a deal is now thought to have been agreed that would bring the player to Fratton Park for a fee of around £750,000.
Varney has previously had stints with Crewe, Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday.