Ferguson has confirmed that United are close to signing a Chinese player suggesting Dong Fangzhuo is indeed on his way to the club. The Dalian Shide striker, as earlier reported last month, impressed during a trial spell with the Premiership champions and is on the brink of a move that could be worth in excess of £1 million. "We're signing a Chinese boy, hopefully in the next few weeks," revealed Ferguson during his trip to the United States to promote next summer's tour across the Atalantic. "But we have to be careful how much we grow. Can we cope with another couple of million wanting to support us?" Fangzhuo could initially join United on loan, but the 18-year-old is tipped for a bright future in the game and would bring huge commercial benefits with him should he join Ferguson's men.