Nurnberg have confirmed that a deal to take Dennis Diekmeier to Bundesliga rivals Hamburg is almost done.
The Germany U21 international has already quit Nurnberg's pre-season training camp ahead of the proposed move.
The full-back will officially finalise the deal once he has passed a medical, as a fee for his services has already been agreed.
"Dennis Diekmeier is on his way to Hamburg," Nurnberg general manager Martin Bader told Nurnberger Nachrichten.
"This has been ongoing for a few days and he is now set to undergo a medical at the club.
"A final decision has not yet been made, but the transfer fee offered meets our expectations.
"Regarding a replacement, there will be no hasty decision. We are looking for a holding midfielder at the moment."
It is understood that Diekmeier is set to pen a four-year contract with Hamburg, with a £2million fee set to change hands.
The deal will see the 20-year-old on the move just 18 months after he joined Nurnberg from Werder Bremen.