Ligue 1 outfit Lille have taken Czech defender David Rozehnal on a season-long loan from Hamburg.
Serie A newcomers Cesena were also believed to be in the running to land the 30-year-old, but he has opted for a switch to France.
It is reported that Hamburg will continue to subsidise a percentage of his wages for the remainder of the 2010/11 campaign, and have not received a loan fee as part of the deal.
Rozehnal has been allowed to move on after being deemed surplus to requirements by his German employers, who have officially confirmed that a switch has been made.
"David has been put on the transfer list by us and has completed his loan move to Lille until the end of the season," Hamburg's general manager Bastian Reinhardt told the club's official website.
"This agreement does not include any clause to buy. David has already flown over to Lille to team up with their squad."
Rozehnal joined Hamburg from Lazio last summer, but was unable to hold down a regular first-team role.
He has previously turned out for Sigma Olomouc, Club Brugge, Paris St Germain and Newcastle United, while he has represented the Czech Republic on 58 occasions.