Shamrock Rovers' James Furlong is expected to sign for Fulham, recently relegated from the Premier League.
The left-back, who made his debut against Dundalk at aged just 16 in late April, is understood to have agreed terms and a three-year deal at the London club.
After making his Rovers senior debut away to Dundalk, Furlong enjoyed linking up with the Ireland squad for the European Under-17 Championships.
Furlong recently concluded his transition year in CBC Monkstown. Like regular Ireland international Enda Stevens, he goes to England from the Tallaght club and plays left-back.
There is another Shamrock Rovers and Fulham connection when it comes to left-sided defenders, Hoops’ Sean Kavanagh having made 21 appearances for the Cottagers.
It is understood that Rovers will be entitled to compensation for Furlong but he is not on a professional contract with Stephen Bradley’s side.
There are also reports that another left-back for the Hoops, Trevor Clarke, is attracting the attention of British sides.
Rovers, who trail the champions by five points, host Dundalk on Friday needing to win to stay in contention in the title race.
Fulham, meanwhile, are planning their pre-season and a potential return to the top flight under Scott Parker, who replaced Claudio Ranieri in February.