Dango Ouattara, a winger for Lorient, has agreed to join Bournemouth in a deal reportedly worth around £20 million.
Bill Foley, the owner of the new Bournemouth team, is trying to purchase a stake in Lorient, which has helped Ouattara reach a deal.
To help Gary O'Neil's team avoid the drop, Foley has promised to bolster them.
Despite only picking up three points in their last nine league games and sitting one point above the bottom three teams, Bournemouth has a worse goal differential than all three of those groups.
Since O'Neil was appointed permanent manager on November 27, the Cherries have dropped their last four Premier League games and six straight games overall.
Ouattara, who has 11 international appearances for Burkina Faso and five goals to his name, is probably going to be Bournemouth's first acquisition of the January transfer window.