Middlesbrough are closing in on the signing of Argentine midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma, Sky Sports understands.
The 23-year-old finished last season with Walsall, and caught the eye of a number of clubs with his performances.
Boro have been tracking the former Queens Park Rangers man for weeks and look set to finalise a move to The Riverside.
Sky Sports understands the former Queens Park Rangers man is close to signing a long-term deal with Tony Mowbray's men.
"A deal is close, 90 per cent I would say," his representative Luca Cominelli told Sky Sports.
A number of other Championship clubs are known to be keen on Ledesma, including Nottingham Forest, while Walsall also wanted him to remain with them.
But Boro look to have won the race for his signature and should tie up the move shortly.