Oxford United are closing on Welsh Under-21 international Jonathan Meades, Sky Sports understands.
The Bournemouth defender is set to leave Dean Court this summer, and Oxford have emerged as favourites to land him.
Meades has spent the last season on loan at AFC Wimbledon and he was voted their Young Player of the Year.
The Dons were regarded as favourites to land Meades, but now Oxford have moved into pole position.
Meades began his career with Cardiff City before being snapped up by Bournemouth last summer.