George North will hold transfer talks with the Dragons during the next month.
The British and Irish Lions player will leave English side Northampton Saints and return to Wales on a national dual contract at the end of the season.
The Dragons are the first of the four Welsh regions to confirm negotiations have begun with the 25-year-old.
“I think the plan is to meet him over Christmas or in the early New Year,” said Dragons coach Bernard Jackman.
“He’s in no rush. He’s coming back to Wales, which is an amazing coup for the WRU [Welsh Rugby Union]. He’s in no rush to meet any of us – he can take his time.
“When the opportunity arises, we’ll meet him, which I’m sure most if not all of the regions will and have a chat with him and see if our project is of interest to him.
“We would love to have him. He’s a world-class player and a world-class bloke.”