Manchester United officials failed to keep David De Gea's medical under wraps yesterday.
The Daily Star says United officials wanted to keep the Spanish keeper's arrival at a Manchester hospital top secret and tried to hide him in a blanket.
De Gea was not supposed to complete the move from Atletico Madrid until Friday and is in the process of changing agents.
But United staff made a hash of their attempts to cover up De Gea with blankets as he arrived at the Bridgewater Hospital with his girlfriend to undergo a medical.
De Gea, 20, was putting the finishing touches to a deal United struck last season.
He has agreed a five-year-deal at Old Trafford worth an estimated £80,000 a week and will make his debut on the club's summer tour of America next month.
Fergie identified De Gea as the long-term successor to Edwin van der Sar 12 months ago.
A source close to De Gea said: "He can't wait to complete the final details and start training with his new team-mates.
"This is a huge move for him, but he reckons playing for United and Sir Alex Ferguson will make him one of the most successful goalkeepers in the world."