Hull City have completed the signing of Egypt international striker Amr Zaki on loan from Zamalek until the end of the season.
The 26-year-old scored 11 goals in 32 appearances during a loan spell with Wigan Athletic last season and has been linked with a return to England on several occasions.
Portsmouth had also been mentioned as possible bidders, but the Tigers have won the race for Zaki's signature.
A statement on the club's official website:"The player yesterday signed a loan agreement until the end of the season to join Hull City.
"As is the case with all non-EU transfers, there are work permit and other red tape issues still to be confirmed, but we are expecting the player to return to England and join Hull City on Friday this week.
"The playing contracts are signed and confirmed, however the final details must be undertaken before the loan can commence.
"The player has missed the Africa Cup of Nations through injury, but is now fit to recommence full training and should be available for selection for the home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
"The club has paid a significant loan fee to bring Amr back to the UK, but his goalscoring record with Wigan Athletic last season suggests that he will be a considerable asset in our fight to move up the Premier League."