AC Milan have agreed a deal with Caen for their teenage forward M'Baye Niang, with the youngster hailing the switch as a 'dream come true'.
Milan were one of a number of clubs hoping to snap up a player considered to be among the most exciting talents in European football.
Premier League outfit Everton were also believed to be in the hunt for the 17-year-old striker, who burst onto the scene in April 2011.
Niang was a regular feature for Caen last season as they slipped out of Ligue 1 and has already broken in the France U21 side.
It was expected to be only a matter of time before he was lured to one of the continent's top sides, and Milan appear to have won that race.
Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani told the Milan Channel: "Niang? He will join (Massimiliano) Allegri and the first team.
"We think he's a good player, even if I usually wait six months before passing judgement on a new arrival."
Niang is looking forward to furthering his development at the San Siro, telling Tuttomercatoweb: "I have made a big dream come true by joining Milan.
"Now it's up to me to prove that I'm good enough to be in this great club."