Brighton are close to completing the £25m signing of Lille midfielder, Carlos Baleba, talkSPORT understands.
The Seagulls look to have seen off rival interest from Nottingham Forest.
talkSPORT revealed last week that Roberto De Zerbi’s side had the talented 19-year-old on their radar.
Should Baleba make the move to the Amex Stadium, he would likely be Moises Caicedo’s replacement.
Brighton are on the lookout for a new central midfielder after selling the Ecuadorian to Chelsea for a British record £115million.
And at £25m, Brighton would have £90m to spare on any more potential incomings this month.
Baleba featured in 21 games for Lille last season in all competitions in what was his breakthrough campaign.
He has already appeared in two matches this term, with Lille picking up four points from a possible six.
It is understood that the Cameroonian will now travel to England to undergo a medical.
Brighton have been busy in the transfer market this summer as they prepare for European football for the first time.