Fulham are set to complete the signing of Norwegian international Erik Nevland.
The 30-year-old striker is currently with Dutch club Groningen following his move three years ago from Viking.
Nevland, who was once on the books of Manchester United but failed to make the breakthrough at Old Trafford, has scored 43 goals in 92 starts, and now looks set to earn a move back to England.
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson, who worked with Nevland during their time together at Viking, is set to offer him a two-and-half-year contract at Craven Cottage.
“It was always a dream for me to play in the Premier League. This is the chance of my life,” Nevland told Dagblad van het Noorden.
“I understand it is a difficult decision for Groningen to let me go, but this year I will be 31.
“Personally I prefer to end the season here, but that is not an option. It’s now or never. I hope they will cooperate and I think I deserve that.”
Groningen director Hans Nijland admitted the club are unlikely to stand in Nevland’s way.
“Our standpoint is clear. We understand it is a big chance for Erik and he understands we could not miss him. We will talk about this situation,” said Nijland.