The 6ft 3in target man is understood to have successfully completed a medical to join from Monaco on loan till the end of the season.
Red hot: Monaco's Frederic Nimani (left) is chased by Valenciennes' Jose Saez and David Ducourtioux
Check out Frederic Nimani in our Stats Zone Nimani will become new boss Brian Laws at the end of the season and theagreement contains an option to make the deal permanent for £3.5million.
Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers had also tracked the 21-year-old who has struggled for opportunities with Monaco.
He has started just twice in Ligue 1 this season for Guy Lacombe's side.
Eye on the ball: Frederic Nimani brings the ball down on his chest
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