Marseille are closing in on the capture of Brazilian striker Brandao after agreeing a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for his services.
The 28-year-old forward will link up with the Ligue 1 club provided personal terms can be agreed and after undergoing a medical.
The Brazilian ace has spent six years in Ukraine with Shakhtar, helping himself to 60 goals from 127 league appearances in the process.
Marseille coach Erik Gerets had been keen to bolster his attacking options after losing Mamadou Niang for a short period due to a foot injury.
The Stade Velodrome outfit are currently fourth in France's top-flight just four points behind Lyon, who have won the last seven titles.