Ricardo Carvalho is all set to complete his move to Real Madrid after undergoing a medical.
The Portuguese centre-half flew into the Spanish capital overnight and was put through a rigorous physical examination on Thursday morning.
He is now poised to finalise his switch to the Primera Liga giants, who saw a bid for the defender accepted by Chelsea earlier in the week.
It is believed that Real will part with around £6.7million in order to bring the 32-year-old to Santiago Bernabeu.
The move will reunite Carvalho with Jose Mourinho, who he has previously worked under at Porto and Chelsea.
He will become Real's fifth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Sami Khedira, Pedro Leon, Angel di Maria and Serigo Canales.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Ricardo Carvalho, fifth summer signing for the new season, is now in Madrid.
"The Portuguese centre-back arrived at 0200 this morning (Thursday) at the Mirasierra Suites hotel, where he spent the night.
"Seven hours later the player arrived at Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja where he is now undergoing a medical. After, at 1300, he will take part in a press conference in the press room at the Santiago Bernabeu."