Skysports.com understands Nottingham Forest are on the verge of signing Marcus Tudgay on loan.
The Sheffield Wednesday striker is set to join the Reds on a temporary deal initially, with Thursday's 5pm loan deadline fast approaching.
But the Championship club are also believed to have the option to make the deal permanent for the English marksman who has 48 goals in 187 games for Wednesday.
Tudgay, who began his career at Derby, has failed to find goals on a regular basis for the Owls this season, getting on the scoresheet just twice in 15 League One appearances.
But Forest manager Billy Davies has given the 27-year-old the chance to return to England's second tier as they look to improve their promotion hopes.
Tudgay is likely to get a chance to impress at the City Ground after Forest striker Dexter Blackstock was told he will require knee surgery and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.