Spartak Moscow defender Igor Mitrevski claims he is on the verge of clinching a move to either Chelsea or Portsmouth.
Reports in the stopper's homeland, Macedonia, recently suggested Chelsea wanted to sign the 24-year-old before loaning him out to Portsmouth.
Such a deal could not be facilitated this season due to Pompey already having two loan signings from fellow English clubs on their books but Mitrevski is expecting a transfer to happen in the near future.
Mitrevski's contract at Spartak expires at the end of the season and the Macedonian international has decided to quit the Russian capital in favour of a move to The Premiership.
The centre half is confident of sealing a switch to England with the only uncertainty surrounding his destination - either Stamford Bridge or Fratton Park.
"At the moment, it is 99 percent certain that I will go to England," said Mitrevski.
"It is still an open question as to whether it will be Chelsea or Portsmouth.
"I will probably sign for Chelsea and after that the club will decide whether I will be loaned to Portsmouth or not.
"I hope that everything will be okay and the transfer will be settled soon.
"Normally, I would prefer to go to Chelsea but I wouldn't mind if I am loaned to the other Premiership side."
Newly-appointed Spartak coach Nevio Scala has declared his desire to keep Mitrevski in Moscow but the defender has his sights firmly fixed on The Premiership.
He added: "I am flattered by the remarks of Mr Scala but, at the moment, going to The Premier League is my priority."