Cheick Doucoure is reportedly set to join Crystal Palace, having recently been linked with a move to Wolves.
The midfielder is now very close to moving to Selhurst Park from RC Lens.
According to RMC Sport, a fee of £18 million plus £4.3 million in bonuses has been agreed between the two clubs.
The Eagles had last week bid £14.5 million and were rebuffed.
But they have now struck a deal with Lens and are closing in on their target.
It will be a great signing by Palace, with Doucoure having really impressed last season alongside Seko Fofana.
The defensive midfielder made 34 appearances last season, and regularly came in for plaudits for his performances.
The Mali international made key contributions for Lens as they finished seventh in the table, and the £22.3 million offered by Palace was thought to be too good for them to turn down.
The development comes after Wolves got linked with Doucoure in May.
The Mirror reported that Wanderers were one of several clubs showing interest in the 22-year-old, who has been branded ‘incredibly complete’ by his teammate Fofana.
Seemingly, Wolves never really came that close to landing Doucoure.
Joao Palhinha has been the main focus, but frustratingly it seems he is now on his way to Fulham.
Cheick Doucoure would have been an amazing addition for Wolves, as he nears Crystal Palace move
This is a really good move from Crystal Palace.
Doucoure is a fantastic young talent, who could potentially really take to Premier League football.
He’s an excellent ball-winner, and he will bring steel to Palace’s midfielder.
It is a shame Wolves didn’t really make any kind of push for the star, who is someone who really fits the club’s transfer policy.
Potentially, he could make for a difficult watch for Wolves fans in 2022/23.