Gabriel Obertan is undergoing a medical ahead of his expected transfer to Manchester United from Bordeaux.
Reports in France suggest that the 20-year-old is close to completing his £3million move shortly with a four-year contract thought to have been agreed.
The France Under-21 international is said to have attracted interest from the likes of AC Milan, Inter and Arsenal but it seems the player is now destined for Old Trafford.
The winger struggled for form last season at Bordeaux with manager and former Red Devils defender Laurent Blanc sending him out on loan to fellow Ligue 1 side Lorient for the second half of last term.
Blanc admitted his surprise that a club of United's stature had come in for Obertan and added that the youngster needed to improve in a number of areas if he is to be a success at the Theatre of Dreams.
"I was surprised too, but it is an unexpected chance for him to play with one of the best clubs in the world," he told Europe1.
"Manchester United have been tracking him for a long time. They certainly hope to advance him, something that Bordeaux and Lorient have failed to do.
"He has the potential, but he must overcome psychological and mental challenges so he can express his true value."
Once Obertan completes his move to United he should arrive in confident mood having just been named Most Valuable Player at last month's Toulon international youth tournament where France finished runners-up to Chile.