Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski, who spent six months on loan at Empoli, is reportedly ready to join Southampton for €10m plus bonuses.
According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, the deal is down to the details before it will be completed next week.
It would be quite a coup, as Dragowski was one of the best performing goalkeepers in Serie A over the last six months.
He was primarily linked with a possible Roma move.
Still only 21 years old, he is ready to break into the Poland national team and set a new all-time record when making 17 saves in a single Serie A match against Atalanta.
Incredibly, Empoli held out under that siege to draw 0-0.
Fiorentina bought Dragowski from Jagiellonia in the summer of 2016 for €2.5m, but preferred to start Alban Lafont.