Manchester United are expected to complete the signing of goalkeeper Sergio Romero 'within hours' report Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.
The Argentine is a free agent after letting his Sampdoria contract run down, and Romero is expected to put pen to paper on a United deal imminently.
Romero is a player Louis van Gaal knows well from AZ Alkmaar in Holland, signing him in 2007.
The goalkeeper is 28-years-old, and featured at the World Cup for his country last summer.
The Mail report talks are advancing over Romero signing a three-year deal to move to United, with no complications over a fee due to his contract status. They also report that unwanted goalkeeper Victor Valdes is wanted by MLS side Seattle Sounders.
Shuffling the pack
Romero is a solid option for United, but the Red Devils are not planning to let go of David de Gea just yet if they can help it.
The BBC report United will only let him leave if Sergio Ramos signs, leaving Real Madrid in a quandry whether to take the deal or wait a year for his contract to run down.
Romero would replace Valdes, who has upset manager Louis van Gaal, and will compete with Anders Lindegaard for a back-up, and potentially first team spot.