Huddersfield are closing in on the signing of Southend defender Peter Clarke, skysports.com understands.
Clarke is out of contract at Roots Hall and is free to leave the Shrimpers.
The news has alerted a number of clubs to his availability and Huddersfield and Charlton have expressed an interest in signing the former Everton man.
Huddersfield are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by luring Clarke to the Galpharm Stadium.
Terriers boss Lee Clark has already been busy in the transfer market and he is hopeful of making Clarke his latest addition for next season.