Tottenham striker Mido is on Teesside today for a medical at Middlesbrough.
Manager Gareth Southgate told the club's website: "We've agreed a fee with Tottenham and that's enabled us to have Mido up to see us and he's currently in the process of having his medical.
"Hopefully if everything goes well we'll have some news in the next 36 hours."
Southgate added: "All the talks have been very positive and I don't see the medical being too much of a problem for him."
While the transfer seems imminent, Mido will not immediately appear for Boro as he requires a work permit and is lacking match fitness.