Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has confirmed he expects to complete the signing of Fulham defender Zat Knight on Wednesday.
Speaking after his side's thumping 5-0 Carling Cup second round win at Wrexham, O'Neill said a deal had been with all parties.
O'Neill expects to put the finishing touches to the move on Wednesday morning as he ends his long search for a new defender.
Agreed"I would expect that to go through tomorrow (Wednesday) morning," said O'Neill.
"All things have been agreed with Fulham and Zat and there was just some paperwork that needed to be sorted out at the Fulham end."
And O'Neill admitted he did not expect his swoop for Knight to bring an end to his transfer activity before transfer window shuts on Friday.
StrengthenO'Neill added: "We are looking to strengthen the squad. That is what we expect to do between now and Friday evening. We think we are able to do so."
Fulham manager Sanchez, speaking after his side's 1-0 victory against Shrewsbury in the Carling Cup, revealed he was happy for the deal to go through.
Happy"Zat's move to Villa is going through. We have agreed a price," said Sanchez.
"He is a Birmingham lad and I understand Villa is his club. The deal is good for him and us."