Hull City have agreed a fee for Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass.
It is understood Tigers boss Steve Bruce has agreed to match the club-record fee that brought former loanee Jake Livermore to the club on Wednesday, with an initial £7m rising to £8m.
Scotland international Snodgrass, 26, scored seven times in 34 games for the Canaries last season but could not prevent their relegation from the Barclays Premier League.
He is eager to continue his top-flight career and is expected to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms in the next 24 hours.
Sunderland had been linked with a move for the versatile Snodgrass, but were reportedly unwilling to match the fee offered by Hull.
Should the former Leeds player become City’s second summer signing it would provide further proof of the commitment shown by the club’s controversial owner Assem Allam.
Although he has courted the fans’ ire with unsuccessful attempts to rename the team Hull Tigers, as well as unveiling a new badge earlier this month, he has also agreed plenty of big-money signings.
Bruce has been allowed to break the transfer record several times since winning promotion, first with Tom Huddlestone’s £5.25million capture a year ago, then in January when Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long came in for up to £7million each.
Livermore has already raised the bar again and Snodgrass would equal that mark.