Wolverhampton Wanderers are also thought to be keen on signing Manchester United's James Wilson and Fulham's Matt Smith.
Wolves have submitted a £2.3 million offer for the forward, and the transfer is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
Sylla was one of the names on Kenny Jackett’s wishlist, as he looked to strengthen his front line at Molineux.
The 25-year-old is expected to add power and pace to Wolves’ attacking ranks when he does arrive.
Wolves are unlikely to finish their recruitment drive after bringing Sylla to the club, however.
The Express and Star claim that Wolves are still keen on signing another front man in the upcoming transfer window.
Wolves are said to be tracking both Manchester United’s James Wilson and Fulham’s Matt Smith.
It has been suggested that Wolves have already made a bid for Smith, but it is understood that their interest is not that far down the line yet.
Wolves are looking to add competition for places up-front, with the likes of Nouha Dicko and Joe Mason already in their squad.