Bolton Wanderers are set to complete a move for Charlton Athletic striker Josh Magennis, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
It is understood that the Trotters will pay a fee of £200,000 for the Northern Irish striker, who notched 10 goals for Lee Bowyer’s side ;ast season.
His goals were a key factor as to why the Addicks reached the Playoffs, but they were ultimately defeated in the semi-finals by Shrewsbury.
Bolton narrowly avoided relegation back to League One last season, as a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest on the final day preserved their status in the second tier.
Phil Parkinson was keen on signing Bradford forward Charlie Wyke, but it appears that the Trotters have been priced out of a move for the Bantams striker.
Magennis has played in the Championship before, making nine appearances for Welsh side Cardiff City.
He initially joined the Bluebirds as a goalkeeper before being moved outfield and being deployed as a striker.
He is now coming off the back of two years at The Valley with Charlton, where he has made 81 league appearances in the third tier.
He has scored 20 league goals for the Londoners during his stay at the club, but his time with Charlton now appears to be over in favour of a move to the Macron Stadium.
Addicks boss Lee Bowyer now looks resigned to losing their star striker.
The Charlton boss said: “I know there has been an agreement, (Magennis) went there yesterday for what looks like a medical and to agree terms. Josh was good for me and a great professional around the place. He was a leader and a big personality.
“He will be missed, but that’s football. I wish him all the best and hopefully he’ll be able to have a good season and career for Bolton. I can’t see him not signing for them and coming back, but I hope he says goodbye first.”
Bolton fans will now be hoping that Magennis can come in and fill the void left by Gary Madine in January, after failing to replace the now Cardiff City man.