Skysports.com understands Southampton are poised to sign Preston defender Neal Trotman on loan.
Preston are willing to loan out the defender and Southampton have won the race to land the former Oldham youngster.
Trotman, who rejected a loan switch to Millwall earlier this summer, is believed to have agreed a six-month loan deal at St Mary's.
The 22-year-old is highly rated by Preston, but North End boss Alan Irvine is keen for him to get regular first-team action under his belt and is happy to farm him out on loan.
Trotman will become the second new face at Southampton in the last 48 hours following the arrival of Dean Hammond from Colchester.