Sky Sports understands that Stoke City have agreed terms with Major League Soccer for FC Dallas ace Brek Shea.
A deal worth around £3million is understood to have been finalised, and the player is due to arrive in England early next week.
Stoke want to put Shea through a couple of days of training to assess his fitness, as he has not played since August after undergoing foot surgery.
But if Shea confirms his fitness, then Stoke will press ahead with a deal for the American international - rated as one of their finest prospects.
Shea has 15 caps for USA and has played over 100 games for Dallas.