Aston Villa are close to a deal to sign defender Lamine Sane from French side Bordeaux.
Villa boss Remi Garde is keen to sign the Senegal international on loan until the end of the season.
The deal could be completed within the next 24 hours.
The 28-year-old has not featured for Bordeaux since November, due to an injury.
Turkish giants Besiktas have also made an move for the defender, but it is believes Sane would be keen on a move to England.