Chivas USA head coach Robin Fraser says a loan deal for Ghanaian defender Seth Owusu is extremely close to being finalised.

Fraser has revealed that the Medeama SC man is one of the best defenders he has seen on his scouting missions in the last few years and is looking forward to officially welcoming him to the club for the 2011 season.

"He's a player we have great interest in," Fraser said.

"He's probably one of the two best outside defenders I've seen while scouting professionally in the last, what, four years?

"He's also a very capable central defender, so I think he adds some athleticism and experience. … I feel like physically he's going to be another strong defender for us."