Brighton have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Zurich to sign Raphael Dwamena, with the fee believed to be around £12m.
Sportsmail reported Brighton’s opening £8m offer earlier this month and they have since tried for Cardiff City’s Kenneth Zohore only to see a £9m bid rejected.
Another option, Everton’s Oumar Niasse is in talks to join Fenerbahce.
The transfer of the 21-year-old is subject to a work permit and international clearance.
The Ghanaian striker has agreed personal terms with Chris Hughton’s side and is now awaiting clearance to travel to the UK to complete his medical.
Dwamena has enjoyed a remarkable career rise in just six months after joining Zurich from Red Bull Salzburg in January, scoring 12 goals in 18 matches.
Newly-promoted Premier League side Brighton have failed to score in their opening two top flight matches, losing 2-0 to both Manchester City and Leicester and Hughton will be hoping his frontline can get going quickly.