Reports in the north east say Middlesbrough are poised to sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Adam Clayton today.
According to the Examiner's sister paper, the Evening Gazette, senior club sources have said they have agreed an initial £1.5m deal that with add-ons and bonuses could rise to £2m for Town.
There is no mention of any others players being involved the deal despite earlier rumours that Boro's Jacob Butterfield could be used as part of any agreement.
Boro are also understood to have agreed personal terms with Clayton, 25 , and he is expected at Boro's Rockliffe training ground this afternoon to sign pending a medical.
The Manchester City product has had 94 Town outings, scoring 12 goals, and was the club's Player of the Year last season.
Clayton has been in Middlesbrough's sight for much of the summer but any deal looked to have gone cold after Brighton showed an interest and the club declined to get into an auction.