Cardiff City are closing in on the signings of Wilfried Zaha and Fabio Da Silva from Manchester United, and Kenwyne Jones from Stoke City.
Winger Zaha, 21, is to join on loan until the end of the season, with Fabio, 23, likely to join on a permanent basis. Striker Jones, 29, will be signed as part of an exchange for striker Peter Odemwingie.
Zaha cost United $24.8m a year ago, but has barely played since the summer, having spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace – just four appearances in all competitions, with two in the Premier League.
Fabio, twin brother of United defender Rafael, can play fullback or in midfield, and joined United in July 2008. He spent last season on loan at QPR, as the West London team were relegated from the Premier League.
Jones was dropped by Stoke after refusing to play against Liverpool two weeks ago, and the former club record signing departs the Britannia Stadium having scored 26 goals in 115 appearances. Peter Odemwingie will head in the opposite direction, having failed to make an impact for Cardiff.