WANDERERS are closing in on the permanent signing of powerhouse midfielder Mohamed Kamara.

The 25-year-old, from Serbian club FK Partizan, is due to arrive at the club today to finalise terms and complete a medical, although international clearance will also have to be granted for the Sierre Leone international, who also holds a Finnish passport.

Kamara played for four years in Finland, featuring for KuPS and HJK, but was denied a chance to play for the national team in December 2010.

It is thought a nominal fee will be paid to FK.

Dougie Freedman has been in the market for a defensive midfielder, having confirmed that the club will not be looking to sign Jay Spearing at the end of the season.

Fitness doubts persist over Keith Andrews, who has played much of the campaign with an Achilles problem, leaving youngster Josh Vela as the only longer-term option.

Kamara has Champions League experience and has previously been linked with a big money move to Tottenham.

Wanderers also hope to announce the signing of Leicester City defender Cian Bolger soon, although a deal to bring in midfielder Gary Fraser from Hamilton Academical is currently on hold.