Samir Nasri has completed his medical at Manchester City and is expected to finalise his move from Arsenal on Wednesday.
The Frenchman was in the North West on Tuesday to undergo a physical examination.
City are happy that they are getting a player ready to be thrust straight into first-team action and will now press ahead with closing the deal.
The Blues agreed a fee with Arsenal earlier in the day, as a summer-long transfer saga began to edge towards a conclusion.
Nasri has made it clear that he wants out of the Emirates and he has been drawing admiring glances from the Gunners' Premier League rivals since the transfer window opened.
Manchester United and Chelsea were also believed to be keen at one stage, but it is City who are closing on the 24-year-old's signature.
Reports suggest Roberto Mancini's side are to pay Arsenal £24million for a player who would be out of contract next summer were he to remain in the capital.