Defender Harry Souttar is reportedly now set to complete a move to Leicester City, after recently been linked with a move to Wolves.
The Australia international is heading to the King Power Stadium from Stoke City, with the Foxes paying around £15 million.
The 24-year-old is to have his medical today, and the expectation is that the club will be able to get the deal done before tonight’s deadline.
BBC Sport have reported that Leicester have been monitoring the player for several weeks.
Souttar was reportedly a player of interest to Julen Lopetegui. And Wolves were actually linked with Souttar during the January 2022 window.
But it looks as though there will be no late swoop by Wolves for the former Celtic and Dundee United player.
Souttar earned plaudits for his performances at the World Cup with Australia.
His efforts at the back helped the Socceroos get out of their group to face eventual tournament winners Argentina in the last 16.
The fact he played really well was all the more impressive since he had only just returned to action following a serious knee injury.
Harry Souttar at £15 million is a great signing for Leicester, after Wolves reportedly showed interest
This is great business by Leicester.
While Souttar does not have previous experience of playing in the Premier League, he has all the makings of a central-back that will thrive in the English top-flight.
It is unclear if Wolves came particularly close to landing Souttar.
He certainly would have been nice to have at Molineux.
But Wanderers made a move for Craig Dawson recently, and arguably he is exactly what Lopetegui needed after the loss of Conor Coady and Willy Boly last summer.