United set to sign Dutch defender
Manchester United look set to bolster their ranks with the signing of defender Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem.
According to reports in Holland, the 23-year-old left-back has flown to England to undergo a medical with United on Monday ahead of penning a five-year contract.
Buttner was quoted as saying in Omroep Gelderland: "This is truly a dream come true. It all went very quickly and I am of course very happy."
Neither United or Vitesse have made any official announcement regarding Buttner.
Buttner has been regularly linked with a move to England this summer and had looked poised to join Southampton with Vitesse announcing in July they had agreed a deal with the Barclays Premier League newcomers, but that switch fell through.
Buttner, who can also operate at right-back, came through the youth system at Vitesse.
The Doetinchem-born player made 107 appearances for the Dutch club and was named in Holland's provisional 36-man squad for Euro 2012, although he did not eventually go to the finals.