Nicolas Jackson is due for a medical at Bournemouth on Wednesday to complete a move from Villarreal. The Premier League club will pay €23m (£20.4m) plus €2.5m in add-ons for the forward.
Jackson, part of Senegal’s World Cup squad in Qatar, can play anywhere across the front line and has two goals and two assists from 14 La Liga appearances this season. He is poised to become Bournemouth’s second January buy, after the £20m winger Dango Ouattara.
Bournemouth’s owner, Bill Foley, completed his takeover last month and is making funds available to try to retain top-flight status. The team have four points from their past 10 games, last Saturday’s draw at home to Nottingham Forest ending a run of four straight league defeats.
Leeds, another relegation-threatened club, want to strengthen in midfield and are considering a move for Juventus’s Weston McKennie. The US international has been a regular starter in Serie A and the Champions League. The Leeds shortlist continues to include Morocco’s Azzedine Ounahi after Angers turned down an opening bid.