Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has announced that winger Gabriel Obertan is poised to join Manchester United.
The highly rated 20-year-old was loaned out to fellow Ligue 1 side Lorient for the second half of last season where he featured 15 times, scoring once.
Arsenal, Inter and Milan are said to have been interested in the youngster but it appears United have won the race for his signature for an undisclosed fee.
“There is a very strong likelihood that the deal will go ahead,” Triaud told L’Equipe.
“Manchester United want to sign him and, for our part, we would be delighted to see Gabriel playing for such a prestigious club.
“We will make the official announcement when the time is right.”