Bolton are being tipped to wrap up the capture of Spanish defender Cesar.
The stopper cancelled his contract with Levante on transfer deadline day and this appears to have paved the away for him to secure a move to Bolton.
There had been confusion as to whether he would be able to sign for a team outside of the transfer window, but the stopper's agent has confirmed that Cesar is free to find a new club.
Cesar passed a medical at the start of the week and is expected to sign a deal which binds him to The Reebok Stadium until the summer of 2008.
The 29-year-old only joined Levante in the summer, having moved across Spain from Deportivo La Coruna, but the switch did not work out as planned as he made just one league start for the club.
The capture of Cesar will bring an end to a long chase for Trotters chief Sam Allardyce as he failed to bring him to the North West of England last summer.
Bolton, meanwhile, are set to lay a new pitch in time for their home clash with Fulham, as the current surface has deteriorated markedly in recent weeks.