Leicester City can today announce that Nottingham Forest midfielder Gareth Williams has agreed to join the Foxes squad from July 1.
City manager Micky Adams said he hoped the club could now agree a transfer fee with Forest for the 22-year-old as soon as possible.
Adams confirmed the news first to lcfc.com: "I am delighted that Gareth has agreed to join us. He has got a good calibre and is at the right age. He can only get better as a player.
"We hope to agree a fee with Nottingham Forest but we are prepared to go to a tribunal if necessary.
"Gareth is the first of a number of players that we hope to bring in over the summer."
The Scottish under 21 international has made 153 appearances for the Reds since he graduated from their Academy in 1998.
Williams was named Forest's player of the season at the end of the 2001-02 campaign, and was in fine form under the guidance of Joe Kinnear at the end of the current term.