Bournemouth have confirmed Richard Hughes will complete his move to the club subject to a medical.
The experienced 33-year-old joins the club as a free agent having previously been at Portsmouth.
Hughes, a former Scotland international, spent nine years at Pompey where he made 131 League appearances for the club.
His signing marks a return to the club where he started his professional career in 1998 after coming through the youth system at Arsenal.
In his first spell at Bournemouth, he was part of the side that twice went close to reaching the play-offs.
He made over 130 league appearances for the Cherries before joining Portsmouth and has also gained five Scotland caps during his career.