Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has swapped one striker for another with Lyon forward John Carew signing a three-and-half-year deal and Milan Baros moving to the French club.
The Baros deal was concluded earlier in the day before the 27-year-old Norway international agreed to a switch in the other direction.
Carew, a former Valencia and Roma striker, is likely to be the first of the new arrivals at Villa Park with Watford forward Ashley Young expected to sign following a medical today after the two clubs agreed a fee over the weekend.
Villa remain confident Young will complete his £9.65million move in the imminent future.
He is poised to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract worth £30,000 a week - quadruple the wages the England Under-21 player was receiving at Vicarage Road.
Villa will pay an initial £8million for Young plus an additional £1.65 million based on appearances and him earning a full England cap.