Udinese midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is flying back to Europe to have showdown talks over his future - with Manchester United watching the situation.
Asamoah is currently in his native Ghana but is due to fly back to Italy on Tuesday night, ready for talks with Udinese.
The midfielder, a powerful presence in the Udinese side, has made no secret of his desire to play in England.
United are aware of Asamoah's interest in English football and playing in the Premier League and Sir Alex Ferguson is eager to add some steel to his midfield.
He faces a fight with Juventus, though, if he wants to land Asamoah - with the unbeaten Serie A champions readying a £12m bid.
The 23-year-old's future is likely to be decided in the coming days, with talks planned with Udinese to clarify where he wants to play.