Manchester United reportedly believe that they will complete a £60m deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes this month.
The Red Devils, who have monitored the player for over a year, are said to be in advanced talks with his representatives.
Sporting president Frederico Varandas has arrived in London to hold talks with United vice-chairman Ed Woodward over a potential deal.
According to the Daily Star, there is a belief among those within the United hierarchy that Fernandes can be signed this month for £60m.
Other reports claim that Fernandes, despite recently penning a new long-term contract at Sporting, is desperate to complete a move to Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to locate midfield reinforcements this month in light of injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.