Former Wales international Gavin Henson will leave Bath to join Bristol next season according to reports.
Bristol coach Sean Holley had already expressed his admiration for Henson earlier this season, and the Bath Chronicle is now reporting that a deal is being finalised.
The Welsh playmaker is currently out injured with an Achilles problem, but has struggled to establish himself as first choice at Bath, with George Ford claiming the ten jersey, while Kyle Eastmond and Anthony Watson are settled at inside centre and full-back respectively.
As a result Henson has become a target for highly-ambitious Bristol, who are currently top of the Championship.
They announced the signing of Sale hooker Marc Jones earlier this week, while Tom Varndell will also be heading to the Memorial Stadium next season.
The pressure is therefore on Andy Robinson’s side, with a potential play-off against Worcester having huge implications for the club.
According to the report, the final details to be ironed out are over when Henson would make the switch, although an immediate move seems unlikely with Bath set to lose a number of their backline starters during the Six Nations.