West Bromwich Albion last night sealed the signing of John Hartson from Celtic.
The 31-year-old striker has agreed his pay-off from Parkhead and will be at The Hawthorns when pre-season training gets under way next week.
The Wales international will be seen as an integral piece of Bryan Robson's promotion-seeking jigsaw and will form a spearhead alongside Nathan Ellington.
A two-year deal, with a fee in the region of £500,000 which could rise to £1 million, has been agreed between the two clubs and the move further bolsters Robson's squad after the board rejected a £10 million bid for Curtis Davies, Zoltan Gera and Ellington from Wigan last week.
Having also rebuffed a £3 million bid for Davies from Tottenham and a £1.4 million bid for Paul Robinson from Watford this summer, it appears Albion remain steadfast in their refusal to sell off the family silver.
Meanwhile, former Albion boss Gary Megson has been linked with the vacant managerial post at Carlisle United and is believed to be one of the leading candidates considered by the Brunton Park board.