Fulham boss Martin Jol is confident he can reach a deal with FC Dnipro over the signing of the Ghana international Derek Boateng.
The Dutchman has until the end of this month to tie up the deal for the midfielder who will be playing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Jol came close to securing the defensive midfielder on loan last summer.
Boateng has already undergone a medical at Fulham, who have secured a work permit for him, and talks between the clubs are ongoing.
A fee of about £2 million has been mooted to sign a player who cost more than double that when joining Dnipro from Getafe back in 2011.
Boateng has fallen out of favour with coach Juande Ramos and has made only two league starts in the first half of the season.
The 29-year-old has enjoyed spells in Greece, Sweden, Israel and Spain before moving to Ukraine.