Leeds United have agreed the permanent signing of Alan Sheehan from Leicester City.
Sheehan has accepted a three-year contract with Leeds after impressing during a loan spell at Elland Road last season.
He was out of contract at Leicester and the club are entitled to compensation due to the left-back being under the age of 24.
The League One rivals are discussing a fee in the hope of avoiding the issue being resolved by a tribunal.
Whites boss Gary McAllister is happy to bring Sheehan back to the club and has praised the defender's attitude.
"I'm pleased," McAllister told the club's official website. "When we first brought him in he struggled a little bit, but he was the first to admit that.
"The jump from reserve team to first team may have been a bit too much, but he worked very hard, came back and did ever so well.
"One of the things that struck me was how hard he was prepared to work. He was determined to win a contract here and I was impressed by his attitude."
Meanwhile, Leicester youngster Joe Magunda has signed a new six-month contract at the Walkers Stadium.