Sky Sports sources understand Queens Park Rangers have signed AC Milan defender Taye Taiwo on loan.
The left-back had been linked with Arsenal this month, while Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United were thought to be interested in the past.
But QPR have won the race after a work permit was granted on what is thought to be a deal until the end of the season, as new boss Mark Hughes completes his first signing since taking over.
The Welshman has been keen to strengthen his backline after succeeding Neil Warnock as manager, with Chelsea's Alex and Manchester City's Nedum Onuoha also on his radar.
Taiwo joined Milan last summer from Marseille, making four Serie A starts for the Rossoneri this season and three in the UEFA Champions League.
Hughes is expected to be busy in what remains of the transfer window and Taiwo could be the first of several arrivals, a decision which QPR captain Joey Barton has welcomed.
The midfielder said last week on Twitter: "Taye Taiwo from AC Milan signing for the Rs.
"Was very good when I [have] seen him for Marseille. Good news. First of many, fingers crossed."