West Bromwich Albion will this week finalise the deals of strikers Luke Moore and Roman Bednar for a combined total of £5milllion.
Both have been formalities for months.
The Czech forward was on loan from Hearts last season but the club secured an agreement which allows them to make the move permanent for £2.3million, while manager Tony Mowbray made no secret of his desire to keep £3.5million Moore, who will sign a four-year contract from Aston Villa.
"West Brom really want Roman and we have been told they will exercise the option," said Viktor Kolar, Bednar's agent. "He is very happy there and we are just putting in place his contract conditions.
"We want him to have a contract as a Premier League player and that is what we are discussing. It is a great opportunity for him to play at the top level in England and in one of the best leagues in the world."
Bostjan Cesar, the Slovenian defender, has not been so lucky and will be allowed to leave The Hawthorns after failing to impress Mowbray enough to turn his loan deal into something permanent.
If reports are to be believed, he may be replaced by Watford centre-half Danny Shittu who has attracted interest from a number of clubs.He will not come cheap according to Hornets coach Malky Mackay, who added: "He's under contract and it would be a big money signing. Whether the club would want to sell him, I don't know - but everyone has their price."
The Nigeria international had the option of joining Albion in 2006 from Queens Park Rangers but instead opted for Vicarage Road.
In other news, Jonathan Greening, the first Albion captain to lift a league title for 88 years, says he would gladly give up the captain's armband next season if it meant the Baggies stayed in the Premier League.
One of the defining characteristics of Mow-bray's 18-month spell at The Hawthorns has been the humility that he has instilled in his players, a prime example of which was provided by the 29-year-old this week.
"I'm not guaranteed to be captain next year," said the former Manchester United midfielder. "It depends on who the manager brings in. If I am captain, it will be great.
"If I'm not, it won't be a problem because I'll still be working under a great guy who I believe in. The way the gaffer wants to play football suits me down to the ground. It will be brilliant to be captain again but I know the gaffer has got big plans for the club. If he brings in big players and sees fit that someone else can do a good job, then that's fine. I don't mind taking the vice captain's armband as long as I'm still playing, enjoying it and everyone is working hard for each other."..SUPL: