Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves is set for a shock move to their neighbours and rivals Manchester City.
Hargreaves, released by United this summer after losing the best part of three years to knee problems, underwent a medical at Manchester's Bridgewater Hospital today.
The midfielder, who is now a free agent, attracted interest from Tottenham and Aston Villa, but is understood to have chosen City because of the platform it will provide for him to try to win back his England place.
Hargreaves joined United from Bayern Munich for £18million in 2007, after being voted England's best player in the World Cup in Germany the previous year.
But after helping United lift the Champions League in 2008 with victory over Chelsea in Moscow, Hargreaves fought in vain to overcome tendinitis in both knees, undergoing operations on both.
He lasted just five minutes into a comeback against Wolves last September and United decided to cut their losses on the 30-year-old, although he now has a chance to resurrect his career with their local rivals.