According to a report in Nikkan Sports, 2. Bundesliga outfit Bochum have reached an agreement with Kawasaki Frontale over the transfer of highly rated attacker Jong Tae-Se. Bochum will pay a reported €250,000 fee for the North Korean international.
Jong was one of the surprises of the 2010 World Cup and put in some strong performances for North Korea. He couldn't prevent the Asians from going out in the group stage, but his good displays didn't go unnoticed in Europe.
Bochum expressed an interest in signing the 26-year-old a fortnight ago and they appear to be on the verge of signing Jong now. The prolific striker is expected to sign a four-year deal in the coming days.
The forward's contract with Kawasaki is due to expire in the summer of 2011, but the Japanese outfit are ready to cash in on Jong this summer.
Both clubs have yet to respond to the news that they've reached an agreement over the transfer fee, but an official statement is expected to be released at the weekend.