Emiliano Sala is flying into Cardiff today for talks over a possible £18million transfer.
The Nantes striker has been a transfer target for boss Neil Warnock as he searched for a much-needed striker.
Warnock flew to France last week to watch Sala play against Montpellier and have talks in a bid to get the Argentine hit-man to make the switch.
The 28-year-old has netted 13 goals this season for the Ligue 1 outfit with his last game the weekend clash with rivals Rennes.
Warnock’s search for a striker was made more acute in Saturday’s drab goal-less draw with relegation rivals Huddersfield Town.
The point left City just one point above the relegation zone with another crucial game at 18th placed Newcastle United on Saturday.
City chairman Mehmet Dalman told BBC Wales “Sala, again, nothing is dead until it is dead, there is still dialogue going on and we will see what happens over the next few days.
“Fans should not worry the funds are not there, absolutely not, that would be extremely unfair.
“We are talking about a striker in the £18 million region, as has been rumoured, so money isn’t the issue; the issue is finding the right player and the right price.
“Watch this space over the next 10 days.”