Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson is heading to Cardiff City to undergo a medical and complete a permanent move, Football Insider can reveal.
The transfer will see the 24-year-old bring his 10-year association with the Cherries to an end.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Simpson is heading to Cardiff to finalise terms after a £750,000 bid was agreed between the two sides.
The centre-half is out of contract in the summer and Bournemouth have decided to cash in now, rather than risk losing him on a free in just over five months time.
He has made 12 appearances for the Cherries this season, and has started five of the club’s previous six Championship fixtures.
The Weymouth-born defender is a product of the Bournemouth academy and has spent his whole career at the Vitality Stadium bar a brief loan spell at Totton in 2015.
Simpson is set to become the Bluebirds’ second signing of the window after Max Watters joined on a three-and-a-half year deal from Crawley Town on Saturday.
Cardiff boss Neil Harris is also in the market for a right-back this month and Football Insider understands Crewe Alexander captain Perry Ng is the club’s primary target.
The Welsh side are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after Jordi Osei-Tutu, on loan from Arsenal, suffered a fresh injury setback.
Cardiff City have not kept a clean sheet in the Championship since the 1-0 win over Watford on 5 December.