MILLWALL are set to sign striker Steve Morison from Leeds United pending a medical.
NewsAtDen understands that Morison, 31, will re-join the Lions on a permanent deal and could be available for Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.
He would be the club’s fourth signing this summer after Jordan Archer, Joe Martin and Tony Craig.
The capture of Morison would bring to an end the club’s long search for a striker this summer and be a relief to Millwall boss Neil Harris, who has made no secret of his desire to bring in a target man before the start of the Sky Bet League One campaign.
The injury suffered by Aiden O’Brien against AFC Wimbledon has added a sense of urgency to the search.
A move earlier in the summer for Bradford City centre-forward James Hanson didn’t materialise when he decided to stay with the Bantams after talks with manager Phil Parkinson.
Morison was part of the Leeds United squad that travelled to Austria on a pre-season tour last month, netting against Eintracht Frankfurt in a 2-1 defeat.
The former Wales international would bring a wealth of experience to The Den in what would be his third spell with the club.
He joined the Lions from Stevenage for £130,000 in 2009 and went on to score 40 goals in 95 games, form that earned him a switch to Norwich City two years later.
He helped the Canaries to survival in the Premier League in 2011/12, but fell out of favour with Chris Hughton the following season before subsequently joining Leeds United in January, 2013.
He re-joined Millwall on a season-long loan that summer, scoring eight goals in 42 appearances.