Springbok utility back Jaco Taute will join the Stormers for the Super Rugby season next year on a loan deal from the Lions.
The 21-year-old's agent has confirmed to various sectors of the South African press that the deal is being finalised with an official announcement set to be made in the next few days.
Taute, who is still contracted to the Lions until the end of 2013, is also expected to be joined in Cape Town by Lions and Springbok team-mate Elton Jantjies after his agent also confirmed that negotiations were at an advanced stage.
Both players will return to the Lions for the promotion-relegation match against the Kings at the end of the Super Rugby season.
"Jaco has decided that WP is the place that he really wants to go to. We are just busy negotiating to come to the desirable terms. We are very close to coming to terms," Taute's agent Eduard Kelder told Cape Times.
According to other reports in the South African media, Taute, who made his Test debut at outside centre against Australia two weeks ago, has been promised he will play full-back, his preferred position, for the Stormers.
Meanwhile, Kelder confirmed that Lions hooker Callie Visagie has also agreed to join the Bulls next year on a loan deal.
Kelder said Visagie also agreed to extend his contract with the Lions for the next year.
Visagie will rejoin the Lions two weeks before their promotion-relegation match against the South African franchise which finishes last on the Super Rugby table.
His move is an interesting one as the Bulls already have Springbok Chiliboy Ralepelle and Willie Wepener as their main two hookers, while SA U20 hooker Bongi Mbonambi is also on the Pretoria-based outfit's books.
Lions Ceo Ruben Moggee revealed last week - when talking about the release of players - that they would only loan out players if they are part of a matchday 22 and not as part of an extended squad.
"We have to make sure the player is comfortable with any move," he told Supersport.
"The other factor is to make sure he is in the starting 22 and to ensure the player brings some experience of a Super Rugby campaign back with him.
"We're not going to send our players to be part of an extended squad or be on the bench the whole time, they will need to get game time..
"If he isn't part of the setup then we feel we have good enough rugby to play here at the Lions next year."