Newcastle United are confident of completing a deal to bring MK Dons Dele Alli to the club in the near future, according to Goal.com.
Although the Magpies are not expected to do much business in January, Alli could arrive on Tyneside at the nearest possible opportunity with the central midfielder high on manager Alan Pardew's wishlist.
Alli has been on Newcastle's shortlist for some time and it seems that they have now seen enough to make a move for the 18-year-old star.
The MK Dons academy graduate has been in scintillating form in the third tier, helping his side into promotion contention.
Alli has been a mainstay for Karl Robinson's team, as they have outscored every other team in the division and played with a eye-catching brand of attacking football.
The England youth international has been at the heart of this, too, chipping in with eight goals in 21 appearances from central-midfield and dictating the pace of the game for his side.
He is already one of MK's key players and they would be a much weaker side without him, meaning he is likely to command a sizeable fee.
Blessed with pace, power and technical ability, Alli is the complete midfielder and he looks capable of performing at the top-level, even at this early stage of his career.
Although he would be brought in Pardew as a long-term signing, he would be unlikely to be happy sitting on the substitutes' bench at St. James' Park after growing so accustomed to regular first-team football.
Alli has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in recent times, but Newcastle are reportedly at the head of the queue.