Manchester United have agreed a £59.7million fee with Real Madrid for Angel Di Maria.
PA Sport understands that the Argentinian winger will complete a medical with United on Tuesday morning and, if all goes to plan, the Premier League club will officially confirm his signing.
Di Maria was absent from the Real squad that beat Cordoba 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Monday evening.
United have made no official comment on the matter, but it is understood the agreed fee between the Red Devils and Real will eclipse the British record £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011.
Should he sign, the 26-year-old cannot be involved in United's Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Tuesday night, but could be set for a debut in Saturday's league match at Burnley.
United appear in desperate need of a lift after a loss and a draw from their opening two league games and the man who was named man of the match in May's Champions League final would certainly give them that.
Di Maria, who will add pace and the ability to run with the ball, has been at the Bernabeu since 2010 after moving from Benfica.
United boss Louis van Gaal would neither confirm nor deny anything with regard to the Di Maria situation after his side's 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday.