The Swiss football captain, Ciriaco Sforza, is set to join the German club side, Bayern Munich, in a deal worth around eight million francs. Sforza's current club, Kaiserslautern, confirmed on Thursday that the two clubs had reached agreement.
If Sforza can agree personal terms, it will be the second time he has played for Bayern, who won their 16th Bundesliga title at the weekend. The 30 year-old midfielder first joined the German side after spells with Grasshoppers and FC Aarau. He subsequently moved to Inter Milan, before joining Kaiserslautern in 1997.
Sforza has played 69 times for Switzerland, and was at the heart of the side which reached the 1994 World Cup finals in the USA. He is expected to sign a three-year contract with Bayern.
Sforza will be the second Swiss international to complete a big money move this week. On Tuesday the defensive midfielder, Patrick Müller, moved from Grasshoppers to the French club, Olympique Lyon for a Swiss record of just under SFr13 million.
swissinfo with agencies