Crystal Palace have accepted an £8.5m bid from Wigan for England striker Andrew Johnson.
The forward, who is on the stand-by list of England’s World Cup squad, will discuss personal terms with Wigan boss Paul Jewell on Friday.
Bolton and Everton have also submitted bids for the player but will have to match Wigan’s offer if they want to speak to the player, according to the Championship club’s chairman, Simon Jordan.
“Wigan are in the box seat,” said Jordan. “Everton and Bolton are very keen to have the player’s services, but they need to get a move on.
“Wigan have offered £8.5m, which is money I consider reasonable and which is on the terms I want.
“It is predominantly those three clubs who are interested in Andrew, although I believe there is also interest from Portsmouth.”
Johnson signed a new five-year deal with Palace last summer, but the club’s failure to make a return to the Premiership appears to have convinced him to move on.