MILLWALL are hoping to sign Benik Afobe from Arsenal in time for the striker to face Blackpool on Saturday, NewsAtDen understands.
The Lions are battling with three Championship rivals to land Afobe after he returned from a loan spell at Bolton but the England U21 international looks set for The Den.
His arrival would bring to an end Kenny Jackett's 18-month pursuit of the one-time Barcelona target and inject much-needed pace into Millwall's frontline.
Jackett first tried to sign Afobe in June 2011 but the deal was scuppered when the striker picked up an injury. The Lions made a fresh approach last summer but the 19-year-old joined Bolton instead.
Afobe scored three goals in 23 appearances for the Trotters but his season-long loan move to the Reebok Stadium was cut short last week at the agreement of both clubs.
And so Jackett is confident of finally landing his man at the third time of asking when the emergency loan window opens for clubs in the Football League on Friday.