Patrick Vieira will complete his move to Inter Milan on Wednesday, according to the club's owner Massimo Moratti.
The Juventus midfielder, 30, arrived in Milan today to have a medical and sign a reported four-year deal.
After meeting up with the Nerazzurri's sporting director Marco Branca, the France international is close to securing the switch after only one season with Juve.
'Is it his first day at Inter today?' said Moratti.
'Let's just say it is his last day for the Bianconeri.
'Tomorrow he should sign a contract and become an Inter player. He will sign a four-year contract.'
Vieira's move would see him return to the San Siro from where Arsenal plucked him a decade ago when he was an AC Milan reserve.
Juve announced today that Vieira would be the final departure from their squad, which has been depleted on the back of demotion to Serie B because of their part in Italy's match-fixing scandal.
Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta have left for Barcelona, while Emerson and Fabio Cannavaro transferred to Real Madrid.
Undeterred, Moratti is also hopeful of persuading Juve to part with Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as well as signing Luca Toni from Fiorentina, who were also caught up in the match-fixing scandal.
He said: 'It doesn't depend only on them. The arrival of one or the other depends on their clubs, us and the players themselves.
'They are both very attractive, even if they are different.'
• Earlier in the day Vieira had hinted he could join old rivals Manchester United as he desperately attempts to escape Italy's Serie B.
He said: 'Every player wants to play for a club like Manchester United at the highest level.
'After nine years at Arsenal it might be difficult. But anything can happen in football.
'Now I'm not sure where I'm playing next season, I'm still looking for a new club.
'There might be some sort of conclusion in the next 48 hours and it's a very important decision for me.
'I will not be playing for Juventus since they are going to Serie B.'