Norris set to become latest signing...
Leeds United have agreed a deal to sign Portsmouth midfielder David Norris, subject to a medical.
The 31-year-old will travel to Thorp Arch before a deal can be finalised, enabling him to make the move to Elland Road.
Norris was linked with United last summer before he moved from Ipswich to Portsmouth. He has made over 400 career appearances and has featured for Boston, Bolton, Hull and Plymouth before moving to Portman Road in 2007.
"I've always liked him since he was at Plymouth and I've followed him since then," said United manager Neil Warnock.
"He has good energy and the way we are at the moment you can't get enough good players in that area. I think he'll fit in well, he'll fight for his place and give us the competition. He'll be another good signing I think.
"He's got a knack for goals. I've already mentioned about Paul Green scoring a few goals this year and it's the same with Norris. I think he has got that in his locker.
"I'm looking for goals from midfield to help us with the loss of Snodgrass. We need to compensate that even though we're looking to sign strikers. That will go a long way to help us with goals from other areas as well."
The midfielder was attracting interest from a host of clubs and media reports had linked him strongly with a switch to Sheffield Wednesday.
"I think David always wanted to sign for us," said the boss. "It was just tying up everything and being able to give him the go-ahead. There's a number of clubs he's spoken to who were hoping and hanging on for him so it's good to put it over the line."
David's arrival will strengthen the ex-Portsmouth connection at Elland Road and he will join up with former team-mates Jason Pearce, Jamie Ashdown, and Luke Varney.
"You saw what Varney's contribution was on Wednesday night," said the boss. "We've got some super good professionals which is what you need. We still want some icing on the cake, but we're working hard on that now. This will be completed in the next 24 hours or so all being well and then we can move on to our next target.
"Rodolph Austin should also be concluded as well which will be another good plus, then there's another couple of areas we'll be looking at. There's a couple of who could be leaving as well. There's one or two after Paynter, we've had enquiries about O'Brien, and enquiries about another couple of players so we'll see what happens."