Borussia Dortmund have agreed to sign Axel Witsel from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian.
The 29-year-old, a central defensive midfielder who impressed for Belgium during the World Cup in Russia, will be given a four-year contract by the Bundesliga club.
Dortmund are also set to pay the release clause in Witsel's Tianjin contract without revealing any financial details.
"We're very happy that he has chosen Borussia Dortmund," the club's sporting director Michael Zorc said in a statement.
"Axel is a player with a great deal of international experience who has all the skills to shape BVB's central midfield: tactical understanding, tackling power, speed, and creativity."
Witsel added: "I'm totally happy and also proud to be allowed to play for BVB soon. After our first conversation, I did not have to think twice, because for me Borussia Dortmund is one of the best clubs on the continent.