West Ham have finally completed the signing of Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer after the two sides agreed terms on the deal.
Dyer, who has earned 32 England caps since making his debut in 1999, will link up with a clutch of former Newcastle team-mates including Scott Parker, Craig Bellamy and Lee Bowyer - with whom he had a infamous on-field scuffle in April 2005 - at Upton Park.
West Ham boss Alan Curbishley, who had previously declared the deal dead following Newcastle's change in stance, has already signed Julien Faubert, Freddie Ljungberg and Richard Wright in addition to Bellamy and Parker this summer.
Curbishley said: "We did the medical and everything else 10 days ago, and it's not too late for Saturday. He played yesterday and Monday for Newcastle reserves. He has been training and playing games - and we will see how he is.
"Newcastle changed it at the last minute; he was just walking in the door, so that was disappointing. But common sense has prevailed, and Kieron is looking forward to joining us.
"We are delighted to get the player in. If you look at his history over the last couple of years he missed a lot of games with his hamstring - but once he got it sorted, he played 33 games and scored eight goals.
"He also played for England against Spain, Brazil and Andorra - so he is a current England international, and we are delighted to have him on board."