Bundesliga outfit Hamburg are set to sign Anderlecht defender Vincent Kompany.
The 20-year-old Anderlecht star is reportedly being lined up to replace HSV captain Daniel van Buyten, who is expected to join Bayern Munich this summer.
Kompany is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe after making his debut at the age of 17 for Anderlecht.
Anderlecht have confirmed on their website that they have agreed a deal with Hamburg for the Belgian international.
According to German media reports former Chelsea target Kompany has been offered a four-year deal with the Rothosen.
Kompany, who was voted Belgium's Footballer of the Year in 2004, will command a fee of around é¼7.5 million (£5.1 million), which would smash the club's previous record transfer of é¼5.5 million (3.7 million) for Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart in 2005.