Alexander Frei is hopeful he will soon seal his long-awaited move to Borussia Dortmund.
The Swiss international has been tracked by the German giants since late last year, but the club have not been able to agree terms.
Frei is currently with Switzerland ahead of the World Cup finals, but he is hopeful his move from Rennes will be finalised within the next week.
The two clubs are understood to be meeting in Paris on Tuesday, when Frei hopes something will be agreed upon.
"One has to be careful what one says, but I am confident that I will be playing for Dortmund next season," he said.
"It's a good feeling to be looking forward to a new challenge after three and a half years."
Rennes are believed to be holding out for a é¼7 million fee for Frei, who still has one year on his contract to run.