Mehdi Benatia will have a medical at Bayern Munich on Wednesday according to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Italian is something of a transfer expert - if such a thing exists - and he has tweeted that the reported Manchester United target is closing in on a move to the Bundesliga.
If true, the news will come as a huge blow to those United fans keen to see the Moroccan centre-back at Old Trafford.
He is one of the most talented defenders in European football and when you consider the money United are seemingly about to spend on Angel Di Maria, a move for Benatia should be well within their budget.
Recent reports have suggested Roma scrapped a proposed meeting with Bayern, leaving United and Arsenal in a two-horse-race for the 27-year-old.
But the latest suggestion is that the £30million-rated player is on his way to the Allianz Arena as a replacement for the injured Javi Martinez.