Nottingham Forest have moved a step closer to landing Paul McKenna after having a £750,000 bid accepted by Preston.
The Reds have been trailing the experienced midfielder for some time and had seen three approaches knocked back by the Lilywhites before finally reaching an agreement.
An offer lodged on Wednesday has been deemed acceptable by North End and they have granted McKenna permission to discuss personal terms.
The 31-year-old has spent his entire professional career to date at Deepdale, and is club captain at the Lancashire club.
However, he could now be set to take on a new challenge at the City Ground under former Preston boss Billy Davies.
McKenna is expected to be in Nottingham for talks on Thursday, with Forest keen to thrash out a deal as soon as possible.