Sheffield Wednesday have agreed terms to sign midfielder Josh Windass from Wigan Athletic, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed back in July that the Owls had been joined by Rangers and Middlesbrough in the hunt for the 26-year-old after the Latics entered administration and were relegated to League One.
A source at Hillsborough has told Football Insider that Wednesday have won the race and that the attacking midfielder is expected to sign a two-year contract with the option of a third year.
The former Rangers star spent the second half of last season on loan with Garry Monk and his men after a deadline day switch in the January transfer window.
He played a total of nine times and scored three goals for Wednesday, including a strike on his debut against Barnsley in February.
Now the Hull-born star is set to rejoin the club on a permanent basis after he was given the green light to leave by cash-strapped Wigan.
Windass played a total of 56 times for the Latics after he returned to England from a two-year spell with Glasgow giants Rangers.
A versatile talent, he has featured as a centre-forward and an attacking midfielder in recent years, while he has operated in a deeper midfield role in the past.
Windass is set to be Monk’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window after the arrival of Chey Dunkley, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and Izzy Brown, the latter on loan from Chelsea.
Wednesday have seen Morgan Fox, Stephen Fletcher and Connor Kirby all leave the club on free transfers, with the former pair now at Championship rivals Stoke City.
In other Sheffield Wednesday news, it can be revealed the club were in talks to sign a forward who has just joined league rivals.