Richard Wright is close to completing his return to Ipswich Town after passing a medical at Portman Road.
Ipswich boss Jim Magilton has targeted the 30-year-old West Ham goalkeeper as he looks to fine tune his squad ahead of the start of the new Championship season.
And Wright, who began his career at Ipswich before moving on to Arsenal and then Everton, is now on the verge of rejoining the Tractor Boys.
"We are very, very close," Magilton told the East Anglian Daily Times.
"Everything is done and dusted as far as we are concerned. We are waiting on the West Ham end now.
"Richard has passed a medical so everything is at the late stages."
Wright made 240 appearances for Ipswich between 1994 and 2001 and helped the club qualify for the Uefa Cup in his final season.