Hoffenheim striker Demba Ba has completed his move to West Ham United on loan until the end of the season.
Skysports.com broke the news on Sunday that the Senegalese star was due to sign on Monday, and the deal has now been finalised.
A host of Premier League clubs had emerged as rivals to West Ham over the weekend, with Sunderland, Everton, Fulham and West Brom all making late moves.
He saw a move to Stoke collapse earlier in the month, but now West Ham - who were the first club to make an approach for him - have finalised a deal.
The deal will be a huge boost to manager Avram Grant, who is looking to bring in a few more new faces before next week's deadline.