Anders Lindegaard is undergoing a medical at Manchester United ahead of his proposed switch from Aalesund.
The Danish goalkeeper has been strongly linked with the Red Devils for some time and talks regarding a switch were opened on Thursday.
Sky Sports News understands there have been further developments on Friday, with the 26-year-old in England for medical tests.
It is claimed that United are set to pay around £3.5million for the Denmark international, regarding him as a long-term replacement for current No.1 Edwin van der Sar.
But the keeper himself is not expecting any development before Monday.
He told Ekstra Bladet: "It looks like the clubs are negotiating but it will surely not happen before Monday."
It has come as no surprise to find Lindegaard touted as the new Peter Schmeichel, with his fellow countryman having made a switch to Old Trafford at a similar stage of his career.
The legendary shot-stopper has aired his fears that Lindegaard may not be ready to make such a move, as he lacks the required experience, but United are prepared to back their judgement.
They have struggled in the keeping department since Schmeichel left in 1999, with various contenders failing to make the grade until Van der Sar was snapped up from Fulham in 2005.
He has just passed his 40th birthday, though, and Sir Alex Ferguson knows it is vital he finds a suitable heir to the throne if United are to avoid the problems of the past.