Huddersfield Town are in line for a windfall after Blackburn Rovers agreed a fee with Middlesbrough for Jordan Rhodes.
The John Smith’s Stadium club are due 20% of any profit made on a player they sold to Rovers for a club-record £8m in August 2012.
Scotland international Rhodes, bought by Town for £400,000 from Ipswich Town in 2009, is set for talks with Boro, with the fee reported to be an initial £9m rising to a possible £11m.
Having scored 87 goals for Town, the 25-year-old, whose uncle Steve Agnew is Boro boss Aitor Karanka’s No2, has notched 85 times for Blackburn.
He was in Rovers’ travelling squad for their FA Cup fourth-round tie at Oxford United, but reportedly left the team hotel last night.
Rhodes, a target of Boro last summer, has been linked with a string of clubs, including Sheffield Wednesday, Swansea City and West Ham United, during the current window.
If he joins Championship promotion hopefuls Boro, his first game will be at home to Blackburn next Saturday.
Meanwhile any hopes Town might have of extending left-back James Husband’s loan could be affected by a shoulder injury suffered by his Middlesbrough teammate George Friend.
First-choice left-back Friend faces four weeks out, with Husband’s Town loan ending on February 6.