Hull City are in talks with Tottenham over a possible deal for midfielder Tom Huddlestone and are hoping to complete the transfer within the next 24 hours.
It is believed that the 26-year-old is in Hull today to discuss the terms with the club's representatives.
An undisclosed fee has been agreed and Press Association Sport understands it to be around £5m.
City manager Steve Bruce will be wanting to bring in the England international as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of the start of the new Premier League, and has made it clear that midfield is an area that particularly needs strengthening after the departure of Corry Evans and Tom Cairney.
"You're always looking, that's the manager's job…always wanting one more," Bruce told Sky Sports News on Tuesday. "We're a little thin on the ground in midfield areas. We've let a couple out and it's one area we are looking to strengthen. Hopefully by the time the window shuts we'll get two or three bodies in that department to help us."
The former Wigan manager has also brought in ex-Birmingham centre back Curtis Davies for £2.25m along with Yannick Sagbo and Allan McGregor.
Fellow Spurs team-mate Jake Livermore has also been linked to a switch with the KC Stadium on a season-long loan.
Sunderland were also on the search for a new central midfielder, with manager Paolo Di Canio admitting his interest in the player - only to see Hull make a more decisive move.
The newly-promoted Hull begin their campaign with a tricky away fixture with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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