Greg Cunningham is undergoing a Preston North End medical now as he completes a move from Cardiff City, Football Insider understands.
The 29-year-old has entered the final six months of his contract in the Welsh capital and is set to become a free agent in the summer.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the defender has agreed to re-sign for North End on loan for the remainder of the season.
Newly-appointed Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy confirmed the player’s move to Deepdale yesterday, shortly after his side’s 2-2 draw at Barnsley.
Cunningham has made just five league appearances for the Welsh club this season, having struggled with a hamstring problem for the majority of the campaign.
His last start came in a 2-0 defeat at Norwich City shortly before Christmas.
The versatile defender joined Cardiff in a £3.6million deal from Preston North End in July 2018 but has struggled since the move.
He spent the first half of last season on loan at Ewood Park, and made 10 appearances under Tony Mowbray.
Now he is set to return to Preston two-and-a-half years on from his departure.
He made 111 appearances during his first spell at Deepdale, and contributed four goals and 14 assists in that time.
A product of Manchester City’s academy, Cunningham has been capped four times by the Republic of Ireland, having made his debut in a 3-0 victory over Algeria in May 2010.