Ghanaian centre-back Mohammed Salisu is set to join English premier league side Southampton in a £10.9 million, pending a work permit.
The 21-year-old has been a standout performer for Spanish La Liga side Real Valladolid this season, attracting interest from a number of clubs across Europe.
French club Rennes appeared set to secure the signature of the highly-rated defender who has now opted to join the Saints.
According to reports in the English media, both parties have concluded negotiations with Salisu agreeing personal terms with Southampton.
An official announcement is subject to the player acquiring work permit to feature in the English premier league next season.
Mohammed Salisu has made 31 appearances so far in the Spanish La Liga for Valladolid this term, scoring and assist one apiece.