Derby County are chasing Hamburg midfielder Benny Feilhaber, according to the player's agent.
Feilhaber is yet to establish himself with Hamburg after joining the German club two years ago.
The United States international made just nine appearances in the Bundesliga last season and has been linked with a string of clubs on loan.
But reports suggest Premier League new boys Derby are keen on a permanent deal, with a three-year contract in the offing.
The midfielder's agent Henner Janzen has confirmed Feilhaber is willing to move to Pride Park and hopes a deal can be concluded.
"We are very close," Janzen told the American press.
"The basics have been agreed, and now we get into the details.
"The contract is supposed to be for three years. We hope it's going to work out.
"This would be good for Benny."