Brentford are set to complete the loan signing of Blackburn Rovers midfielder Alan Judge after the weekend.
The Chronicle revealed last Saturday that the Bees were battling it out with League One rivals Sheffield United for the out-of-favour Irishman, who has started just seven games this season.
With Brentford not in action, Judge is expected to be in Blackburn's squad for tomorrow's FA Cup clash against Manchester City.
However, the 25-year-old will be allowed to hook up with Mark Warburton's men early next week, providing Rovers don't suffer any more injuries.
The Bees are also poised to wrap up a deal for Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom in time for the home game with Port Vale on January 11.