Glenn Murray has agreed to join Nottingham Forest from Brighton on a permanent deal, Football Insider can reveal.
Forest have made a move for the 37-year-old after his season-long loan spell at Watford was terminated earlier this month.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the centre-forward is undergoing a medical as he puts the finishing touches to the transfer.
The deal has to be on a permanent basis as Forest have used up their last two loan allocations with the signings of Filip Krovinovic and James Garner.
Murray made five appearances for the Hornets this season, of which only two were starts, as he struggled to break into the team at Vicarage Road.
He returned to his parent club this week but is now set to leave ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.
It will be the second time in his career that he has quit the club, having moved to Crystal Palace on a free transfer in 2011.
Born in Maryport, Cumbria, Murray is Brighton’s second all-time top scorer behind only Tommy Cook.
His 285 appearances for the club have yielded 111 goals and 20 assists.
Murray’s most prolific season at the Amex Stadium came in 2016-17 under Chris Hughton, now Nottingham Forest boss.
He scored 23 goals in the Championship to help the Seagulls gain promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Hughton will hope that he can reignite the striker’s best form at the City Ground, with the second-tier side just three points above the relegation zone.
In other news, Watford open talks to sign Newcastle United midfielder Longstaff.