Aston Villa are closing in on their fourth summer signing with Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan on the verge of being confirmed.

Steve Bruce added Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady to his ranks earlier to add to the arrivals of John Terry and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

And Whelan, who Bruce has chased all summer, is now poised to join after undergoing a medical today.

Whelan, 33, was the subject of a failed £500,000 bid earlier this summer, but the manager didn’t lose hope and now stands on the verge of sealing the deal for a fee of around £1million.