Hearts are to sign USA midfielder Perry Kitchen, subject to the required paperwork being completed.
The 24-year-old has agreed terms with the Scottish Premiership club and they hope he will sign next week once the visa process is concluded.
Kitchen is a free agent after leaving Major League Soccer team DC United, where he spent five seasons.
He made his international debut last year as a substitute in a friendly against Panama.
Now with three senior caps to his name, Kitchen also lists MLS side Chicago Fire among his former clubs and scored 10 goals during his time with DC.
Hearts - Scottish Championship winners last season - lie third in the Premiership table, six points behind Aberdeen.