Ollie Norwood is on his way to Reading, according to sources in the South.
The Northern Ireland midfielder is being strongly tipped to complete a seven-figure transfer to the Berkshire club, who host Town in a Championship clash tonight.
Norwood, 23, was also linked to Norwich City, but they have knocked back suggestions of interest.
The former Manchester United player, two years into a three-year Town contract, will follow fellow midfielder Adam Clayton, who has joined Middlesbrough for £1.5m, out of the club.
Town have recently signed two midfielders, Conor Coady from Liverpool for £375,000 and Jacob Butterfield from Middlesbrough for £750,000.
They took starting slots against Cardiff City on Saturday, with Norwood failing to make the matchday squad.
Burnley-based Norwood was signed from Old Trafford for a reported £400,000 in June 2012.
He was unable to break into the United first team, but had impressed in loans to Carlisle United, Scunthorpe United and Coventry City.
He has made 90 Town appearances, scoring nine goals, and has 17 Northern Ireland caps, having played for England at Under 16 and 17 level.
Norwood, who toured South America with Northern Ireland this summer, was linked with Celtic during last January’s transfer window.
He would become Reading’s fourth signing since the end of last season after Nottingham Forest strikers Simon Cox and Jamie Mackie (the latter is on loan) and former QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, who has been playing in Turkey.
Asked about Norwich’s reported interest in Norwood, Carrow Road manager Neil Adams said: “I have heard that, but there is nothing in it at all.
“I don’t know how it’s happened, where it’s come from, whether it’s agents or press. I don’t know but there’s nothing in it.”