Peterborough United are poised to open talks with Toumani Diagouraga after being given permission by Hereford United to speak to the midfielder.
Diagouraga, 22, was part of the Bulls side which was relegated back to League Two last season but is highly-rated by Posh boss Darren Ferguson.
"Toumani's a holding midfielder who breaks up play, but he's also a good passer of the ball," director of football Barry Fry told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
"We tried to sign him last summer but, as Hereford were promoted with us, he stayed with them.
"Darren Ferguson fancied having another go at him after Hereford's relegation last season and we've now had a bid accepted.
"I'm speaking to the player and hopefully we'll reach an agreement. It's another young, hungry player who'll fit in superbly with the rest of the squad."