Bundesliga side Stuttgart are close to agreeing a deal to take Jens Lehmann back to his homeland.
The Germany international is set to end a five-year stay at Arsenal this summer when his contract expires and he is released as a free agent.
Club chairman Erwin Staudt admits that the Reds cannot afford to match the wages Lehmann enjoyed in England, but is confident that the veteran shot-stopper will be on his way to Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion in the near future.
"This will hopefully be made concrete in the next few days," said Staudt.
"It is not a straightforward conversation, there are options to be discussed."
The 2007 Bundesliga champions are believed to have offered Lehmann two-thirds of his current salary with the Gunners, on a one-year deal which includes the option for an extension.