Bayern Munich have signed Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten from Hamburg.
The Bundesliga champions are reported to have agreed a fee of around around é¼10 million (£7 million) for the AOL Arena man.
The 28-year-old was a rock at the back as Hamburg finished third in the league last season, and has consequently commanded a record fee for the club.
The previous highest HSV transfer fee was é¼8.5 million (£6 million) from Lazio for now Hamburg coach Thomas Doll in 1991.
Van Buyten made 36 starts in the club's Bundesliga and Uefa Cup campaigns last term, chipping in with four goals, but looks to have been replaced already at the AOL Arena.
Rothosen are reported to have agreed a deal for 20-year-old Anderlecht defender Vincent Kompany.