Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says the club are close to signing midfielder Ogenyi Onazi from Trabzonspor.
Reports in Turkey say a £4m fee has been agreed, and the player is due to fly to the Midlands to undergo a medical.
The 24-year-old Nigeria international joined Trabzonspor from Lazio last summer and made 32 league appearances scoring two goals.
Reports in Italy say Birmingham have also made a £7m bid for Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah. Redknapp says he is keen on the Ghanaian, but won’t sign him as well as Onazi.
You’ve got to see what you can get really,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“If you can get them both you’ve got to make a decision, if you can only get one you take him, but if you can’t get any…you just pray…I don’t know where you go, but we’re trying to get them in.”
Birmingham have also agreed a deal to sell defender Ryan Shotton to Middlesbrough, but he won’t be allowed to leave until a replacement centre back has been signed.