Port Vale target Mark Sykes is set to join Oxford United in preference to the Valiants.
The news was confirmed on the official Glenavon website which stated:
We are delighted to announce that Glenavon FC and Oxford United have agreed terms for the transfer of Mark Sykes.
The Clubs reached an agreement after discussions yesterday, which includes an improved offer over the previous Port Vale package and includes add-ons for appearances and future International caps.
The deal is subject to Mark agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, which should see him join his former NI Under 21 teammate Gavin Whyte at the League 1 club.
Vale had a bid accepted for Sykes earlier this month but it now looks likely that Neil Aspin will have to pursue other targets instead.