Aston Villa goalkeeper Wayne Henderson's move to Brighton is expected to be concluded in the next 48 hours after a last-ditch stumbling block over agents' fees.
The Championship side agreed a small fee for the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 keeper more than a week ago before disagreement over the size of cut demanded by Henderson's agent.
Brighton manager Mark McGhee was alerted to Henderson's potential by Villa's No 2, Roy Aitken, his friend and former Celtic team-mate.
Having taken the 22-year-old Dubliner on loan for a successful three-month loan spell in the autumn, McGhee was confident of completing a permanent deal once his board met Villa's asking price.
But Brighton fumed at the idea that the agent deserved a fee either now or should the Seagulls later sell the player.
The deal appears to have been resurrected, allowing Henderson to journey to the South Coast to complete the formalities either today or tomorrow.