Swansea City are hopeful of signing Jordan Morris on loan from Seattle Sounders ahead of their FA Cup fourth round clash with Nottingham Forest this weekend.
Steve Cooper has been determined to bolster his forward options in the January transfer window having lost Viktor Gyokeres, Morgan Gibbs-White and Kasey Palmer since the turn of the year.
And the Swans are poised to make Morris their second signing of the winter window having already brought in goalkeeper Ben Hamer from Championship rivals Huddersfield Town.
Swansea have agreed terms with Seattle Sounders and Morris himself, and are thrashing out the final details with Major League Soccer chiefs.
The 26-year-old attacker is expected to pass a visa check and - having had an endorsement from the Football Association of Wales - it is hoped he will fly to south Wales on Wednesday.
Morris - who has scored 10 goals in 39 appearances for the United States of America - will join on loan for the remainder of the campaign, and it's understood that Swansea have the option to make the deal permanent.
The Swans will not pay a loan fee for the frontman, although they will pay a high proportion of his wages.
He is not expected to need to quarantine and could be available for Saturday's cup contest with Forest at the Liberty Stadium.
Meanwhile, Swansea have made contact with Aston Villa over a potential loan move for Conor Hourihane.
The 29-year-old would bring in some much needed experience to Swansea's midfield, although there is yet to be any significant progress in a potential deal.
Bournemouth, Watford and Middlesbrough have been credited with showing an interest in the Republic of Ireland international.
Elsewhere, it's understood there is no truth in the rumours linking Jordon Garrick to Inter Miami.
And amid reports linking Yan Dhanda with clubs including Leeds United, Marseille and Atalanta, the club have confirmed to WalesOnline that they have not received any offers for the No.10.