Qu Bo and his club Qingdo Yizhong have agreed terms for the deal that could cost us £2m in the event of a work permit being granted.
The 21-year-old has been with us on trial for two weeks and impressed in pre-season friendlies at Crystal Palace and Watford.
Qu Bo has been capped 19 times by China, scoring three goals.
He appeared in all three of his country's matches in the World Cup this summer.
The club is delighted to announce the signing of Chinese international striker Qu Bo, subject to a work permit.