Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes will undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of his move to Serie A giants Juventus.
The 29-year-old had been linked to Liverpool and Inter Milan during the summer transfer window, but the Italian champions are now finalising a €15 million move.
Howedes will head to Juventus on a €3.5m loan with the option to buy at €11.5m.
After Thursday’s Champions League draw, Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta expressed the club’s interest in Howedes while speaking to Premium Sport TV.
“We are looking for a defender who may play both to the centre and as wing-back. Howedes? He’s an option – actually he’s a little more than an option,” Marotta said.
“But we still have to discuss terms with the player and Schalke 04.”
Volker Struth, Howedes’ agent, also confirmed a deal was near.
“Juve wants it, Benedikt Howedes wants it – we have an agreement in principle. Now Schalke must want it, too,” Struth told Bild.