Manchester City are understood to be close to signing Cumbria's former England goalkeeper Scott Carson on a season-long loan from Derby.

The 33-year-old, who grew up in Cleator Moor, is due to have a medical today.

Whitehaven-born Carson, who counts Leeds, Liverpool, West Brom and Wigan among his former clubs, is expected to join the Premier League champions as Pep Guardiola's third-choice goalkeeper behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo.

Carson won four caps between 2007 and 2011 for England.

Scott's younger brother, Grant, is a former Carlisle United keeper.