After 14 months of frustration and many, many phone calls, Wolverhampton Wanderers will be taking nothing for granted until Henri Camara is out of the Molineux door for the final time today.
But it now appears that all Wigan Athletic have to do this morning to rid Wolves' management of their main cause of headaches is officially sign the controversial striker on the dotted line.
Four days after Wigan said their interest in Camara was " dead" because of the Senegal international's excessive financial demands, a compromise was reached and the Latics announced his £3 million signing on Saturday morning.
The only thing that remains to be revealed is to what extent Wigan and Camara have had to compromise to agree personal terms. But, with Wolves' neighbours West Bromwich Albion having confirmed their interest in Wigan's main striker Nathan Ellington and known interest from elsewhere in Camara, the Premiership new boys realised they had to push a deal through.
The player has passed his medical and agreed a three-year contract on a deal which breaks Wigan's transfer record of £2 million paid to Albion for another Wolves old boy Jason Roberts two years ago.
The money Wolves will recoup on Camara is total profit to help beef up Molineux boss Glenn Hoddle's intended spending plans before the closing of the August transfer window.
The £1.5 million Wolves paid French club Sedan for Camara two summers ago was effectively paid back last season in loan fees from Celtic (a record £1.5 million) last summer and then from Southampton (£500,000) in January.