Torino defender Matteo Darmian is to have a medical before his move to Manchester United, manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed.
Darmian, who started all three of Italy's matches at last year's World Cup in Brazil, can play anywhere across the defence.
United hope to have completed the deal for the 25-year-old in time for their pre-season tour of the United States.
Van Gaal's side are set to leave for Seattle on Monday.
United's only summer signing has been £31m winger Memphis Depay, who will be presented to the media on Friday.
There has still been no resolution to any potential transfer deal with Real Madrid involving Spain defender Sergio Ramos and United goalkeeper David De Gea.
United have also had a bid rejected for Southampton's France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.