Norwich are closing in on the signing of Rangers' Ian Murray after he was released by the Ibrox club.
The former Hibernian captain found himself pushed down the pecking order of Walter Smith's first-team squad after the manager signed 10 players over the summer.
Murray was told he would not be featuring in Smith's long-term plans and they have decided to let the versatile performer leave.
ReleasedRangers chief executive Martin Bain told the club's annual general meeting, held at Ibrox on Thursday: "We took a decision based on the player's wishes, the manager's wishes and where he sits on our books.
"Ian was not going to feature so we are saving money on the wage bill."
Norwich have moved to beat off interest from other clubs to lure Murray to Carrow Road.
Canaries boss Peter Grant believes Murray will prove a valuable addition to his squad.
Good addition"He can play left-back, left midfield, central midfield and centre back - and can do them all well," Grant told the club's official website.
"He's one I've always liked. He was captain at Hibs at a very young age which shows his leadership qualities.
"He can add something to us and we are just looking at him at this moment in time
"I watched him a lot when he was at Hibs as a boy and he was captain very, very young.
"He has all the attributes you look for in a player, a top-class professional."