Aston Villa are now set to complete a deal for Ron Vlaar after agreeing personal terms with the Feyenoord defender.
Vlaar met Villa manager Paul Lambert earlier this month to discuss a potential move to the Premier League, but Feyenoord were subsequently critical of the lack of progress over a deal.
Villa had travelled for a pre-season trip to the United States without following up their interest and Vlaar suggested earlier this week that any deal was off.
However, the 27-year-old is now poised to finalise a move to Villa after accepting a three-year contract with Lambert's side.
The Netherlands international is due to undergo a medical in Birmingham next week before Villa will conclude a deal with Feyenoord.
Vlaar will provide competition for reported Sunderland and West Ham United target James Collins and Richard Dunne.
He made his breakthrough at senior level in Holland with AZ Alkmaar before moving to Feyenoord in 2006 and has formed a solid partnership with Brazilian defender Andre Bahia in recent seasons.
He helped Feyenoord to qualify for next season's Champions League after they finished runners-up in Eredivisie for the 2011-2012 campaign.
New Villa boss Paul Lambert has already recruited right-back Matthew Lowton from Sheffield United as he looks to bolster his defensive options for the new campaign.