CHERRIES are set to splash out an eight-figure fee on Sheffield United attacker David Brooks – making him one of the club's most expensive signings.

It is understood Cherries have agreed to pay £10million to secure the Welsh international, with add-ons potentially taking the deal to around £11.5m.

Brooks is believed to be undergoing a medical and his expected arrival – which would be Eddie Howe's first summer signing – could be announced as early as tomorrow.

The Blades reportedly inserted a sell-on clause into the agreement, with Sheffield-based newspaper The Star stating a previous bid in December had been turned down.

Tottenham and Liverpool were also rumoured to be interested in the 20-year-old, who has made 37 appearances for the South Yorkshire club in all competitions, scoring three goals and providing eight assists.

Brooks became one of the most sought-after talents in the Championship after impressing last season, despite a spell on the sidelines with glandular fever.

Just eight months ago, the former Manchester City youngster signed a new contract which had been due to keep him at Bramall Lane until 2021.

He scored for England during the final of last year's Toulon Tournament before winning three senior caps for Wales, who he qualified for through his mother.