Tomas Repka has signed for West Ham.
Confirming the £5.5m deal has been done with Fiorentina, MD Paul Aldridge says:
"The paperwork has been completed in time for the noon deadline, which would allow him to play in tomorrow's game.
"But we are now waiting on the Italian authorities and hoping that they process the necessary documents in time."
If they do, there is every possibility that Tomas will go straight into the side for his long awaited debut at Middlesbrough.
"We are delighted Tomas is finally with us, and we will do everything we can to help him settle quickly in  England," adds Paul.