Middlesbrough have made a breakthrough ahead of the opening of the transfer window, with Huddersfield winger Rajiv van La Parra set to sign.
Boro have been searching for width since allowing Adama Traore to join Wolves in the summer.
And now it appears that they have struck a deal with Huddersfield to sign van La Parra, initially on loan until the end of the season.
The winger is poised to undergo his Boro medical in the next 24 hours, according to Sky Sports’ Keith Downie.
The deal will be finalised in time for the 27-year-old to be available to face promotion rivals Derby on January 1st.
It’s a major breakthrough for Tony Pulis, who has made it clear that Boro need fresh faces in the transfer window.
Boro are still targeting another wide man and are also in the market for a centre-forward, with Rudy Gestede looking set to join Ipswich.
Tractors boss Paul Lambert wants the Benin international to help bottom side Ipswich turn their fortunes around.
Also linked with a move away is want-away forward Martin Braithwaite, who is the subject of interest from Swansea.
The Swans are reportedly keen on a loan deal for the Dane, but will have to pay his full wage package.