Middlesbrough have agreed an undisclosed fee with Colchester for winger Mark Yeates.
The Teessiders hope to conclude a deal for the 24-year-old Dubliner within the next 48 hours.
Yeates, who it is understood would cost in the region of Â£500,000, has been at the club's Rockliffe Park training headquarters for a medical and to discuss personal terms.
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