Skysports.com understands Everton are set to sign goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann on a short-term deal until January.
David Moyes is keen to bolster his options by bringing in the USA international, who is a free agent following his release by Wolves at the end of last season.
The former Reading, Fulham and Colorado Rapids shot-stopper has plenty of top-flight experience under his belt from his time at Molineux and with the Royals.
He will join compatriot Tim Howard on the books of the Merseyside club and will provide cover for Moyes' No.1 shot-stopper alongside Slovakia international Jan Mucha.
Mucha was named in the starting line-up for the midweek Carling Cup success against West Brom, but Howard will take his place between the posts for Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.
The deal may not be completed in time for the game, which is being shown live on Sky Sports HD2, so Mucha is due to take his place on the bench this weekend.
Hahnemann will hope to do enough during the next few months with the Toffees to earn an extended deal with the Premier League club.