Skysports.com understands Sheffield United are set to sign Arturo Lupoli on loan from Fiorentina.
Lupoli is currently on a season-long loan at the Blades' Championship rivals Norwich City, but that arrangement is set to be cut short.
The former Arsenal youngster has scored five goals in 20 appearances for the Canaries, but has struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up.
New Norwich boss Bryan Gunn has been busy increasing his attacking options before the close of the transfer window after bringing in Chris Killen, Alan Gow and Cody McDonald.
This situation has facilitated a move to Bramall Lane for Lupoli, who had previously spent the 2006/07 season on loan at Derby County.
Blades boss Kevin Blackwell had been hoping to add to his squad before the transfer deadline and will be looking to finalise the deal for Lupoli.