British and Irish Lions and Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is poised to join Scarlets in a deal partly funded by the Welsh Rugby Union.
The 28-year-old is out of contract after spending four seasons with Toulon.
According to The Times, the 28-year-old has opted for the Scarlets over Cardiff Blues, the region he left for France in the summer of 2013.
He is expected to be awarded a national dual contract, which would see 60% of his salary paid by the WRU.
The Scarlets have declined to comment at this stage. The WRU have also been asked.