MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett has made a breakthrough in his attempts to sign Bournemouth wing back Scott Malone.
The Lions enquired about Malone several months ago but were initially put off by the Cherries' £750,000 asking price.
But it now seems a swap deal involving striker Josh McQuoid is in the offing. One source described talks between the two clubs in recent days as "positive".
Malone, who can play in defence or in midfield, joined Bournemouth from Wolves in a £150,000-deal in January.
He made 16 appearances in the second half of last season and caught the eye of chief scout Jamie Johnson.
Signing a new left back is Jackett's top priority this summer and he has also enquired about MK Dons captain Dean Lewington.