Jack Robinson is expected to be confirmed as Sheffield United’s second January addition on Tuesday.
Left-back Robinson, 26, passed the second part of his medical on Monday ahead of a £1million move from Nottingham Forest.
Robinson will pen a two-and-a-half-year deal with Chris Wilder’s high-fliers.
And the former England under-21 defender is poised to join free agent Jack Rodwell as a new arrival at Bramall Lane this month.
Robinson started his career at Liverpool before moving to QPR in 2014 and then Forest four years later.
He has made 19 appearance for Forest this season but, with his contract due to expire in the summer, been picked up for a cut-price fee by Wilder.
Discussing his approach to this transfer window, Wilder said: ‘I’ll work with the board and if I don’t think players are available or we can’t get them for financial reasons, we move on.
‘We have a list of players and we’re looking to strengthen for the second part of the season.
‘I’ll maximise what I’ve been given because we can’t stand still in terms of the group – I’m no different to any manager around the country.
‘We’re always looking to improve the players we have, and bring more through the door.
‘I’ll ask the question to improve but I won’t sign players for the sake of it. It’s always a moving market but we’ll get one or two in, definitely, in the next week.’