IAN Holloway is swooping for ex-Blackpool midfielder Angel Martinez – but can sign him after the transfer deadline passes.
NewsAtDen understands the Lions are ready to offer Martinez a one-year contract with the option of a 12-month extension.
The 28-year-old worked under Holloway at Bloomfield Road, with the Millwall boss saying in 2012 that Martinez was "almost the first name on [my] teamsheet."
The Spanish star has been training with former club Girona this summer since turning down a new deal at Blackpool.
And he is flying into the country to tie up a move to The Den, with formalities more likely to be completed on Tuesday than before 11pm tonight.
Martinez is a free agent so can be signed outside of the window.
Holloway, who was also linked with the ex-Espanyol trainee in the January transfer window, is signing Martinez because he can pick a killer pass in the final third.