Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he hopes to sign goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard within the next three weeks.
The 26-year-old Danish shot-stopper has been identified as a long-term successor to current No.1 Edwin van der Sar and United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele has watched him on a number of occasions.
Any move to Old Trafford from Norwegian outfit Aalesund is expected to cost around £3.5million, with both clubs having provisionally agreed a deal.
Ferguson has stated that he wants to have things wrapped up within the next two to three weeks, and Sky Sports News revealed last week that Lindegaard had already undergone a medical with the Red Devils.
However, despite Aalesund declaring that a deal was done, Ferguson insists that it has not yet been completed.
"It is not completed at the moment but there has not been a hiccup either," he said.
"It will probably happen in the next two or three weeks, but the announcement was a bit premature."
Lindegaard is thought to be relaxed about the move, although the Denmark international has admitted that he would like to get his future settled soon.
Former favourite Peter Schmeichel has expressed his view that Lindegaard is not good enough for the Premier League giants, sparking speculation that Ferguson was ready to pull out of any deal.