According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are poised to complete the signing of Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane on loan until the end of the season.
Villa won a Premier League game for the first time since the opening day of the season on Tuesday night, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to Joleon Lescott's winner.
Remi Garde's men still sit eight points adrift of safety, but the win has given fans a glimmer of hope that Villa could yet avoid relegation this season.
Garde will need new signings if he is to keep the club in the top flight, and after a frustrating opening to the January transfer window, it now seems that Villa are on the verge of a deal.
The Birmingham Mail report that Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane is on the verge of joining Villa on loan until the end of the season, with an agreement close.
Sane, 28, primarily plays at centre back, but can also play in holding midfield, using his giant 6ft 4in frame to protect the defence.
A Senegal international, Sane has racked up almost 250 appearances for Bordeaux, but much like Henri Saivet's move to Newcastle earlier this week, Willy Sagnol's men seem willing to let him go.
Sane is set to become Garde's first signing as Villa boss, and whilst fans may be sceptical of another signing from the French Ligue 1, this is a step in the right direction for Garde, who will be hoping that more transfer deals follow after Sane's arrival.