Ahmad Benali is expected to join Crotone on loan from Pescara with option to buy for a total of €2m.
The creative midfielder turns 26 next month and is currently out of action after surgery on a fractured bone in his hand.
Benali was born in England and came up through the Manchester City youth academy.
He has been in Italy since 2012 for Brescia, Palermo and Pescara.
According to Sportitalia, Crotone are close to securing his arrival on loan for €300,000 with option to buy for around €1.7m.
So far this season, Benali has scored five goals with two assists in 16 games for the Delfini in Serie B and the Coppa Italia.