Fulham boss Martin Jol is poised to win the £3.5million race for Huddersfield hot- shot Jordan Rhodes - the country's top scorer.
Jol wants a new striker and is set to outbid his rivals for 22-year-old Rhodes, who has so far rattled in 40 goals for the League One club in a sensational campaign.
Rhodes stuck by the Terriers in January, despite interest from West Ham and Everton, and his goals have taken them to the promotion play-off final.
However, Rhodes is set to make his last Huddersfield appearance at Wembley on Saturday week against Sheffield United, with Premier League football and a lucrative deal on offer at Craven Cottage.
Hammers, Norwich and Aston Villa are also keen, but insiders reveal that Fulham are firm favourites - with Jol likely to lose Andy Johnson and possibly others in the summer.
Rhodes has demonstrated his quality at a lower level, starred on the U-21 stage and won his first senior cap for his adopted Scotland.
Huddersfield have resisted offers for Rhodes in the past, but he is heading for a holiday after the Wembley clash - and Fulham are keen to do business fast.