Edin Dzeko will put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Manchester City by the end of the week, in a move that is designed to complete the Sky Blues' jigsaw.
Dzeko travelled to England on Wednesday to undergo a medical, and has already agreed to personal terms in excess of £120,000 per week.
The 24-year-old will give manger Roberto Mancini the option of pairing the Bosnian with Carlos Tevez, in a break from the 4-3-2-1 formation which has proved to be solid defensively but hindered City going forward in big games.
Mancini admitted his side were lucky not to get beaten at Arsenal, after the home side had so many chances, and although he praised his defence the Italian knows they require a different option if they are to challenge Manchester United for the Premier League title.
Dzeko, who was prolific last season in the Bundesliga, has bagged 69 goals in 113 games for Wolfsburg and will be considered for the game next Wednesday against Wolves.
Steve McClaren, his manager at Wolfsburg, however, has sounded a word of warning to City.
"He's a great player although he'll need to up his work rate in the Premier League. But City have got a great striker.
"Dzeko is big lad and can score with both feet and is dangerous in the air."
That final comment from the former England boss will encourage City, who have scored just once with a header all season.
McClaren may think City have a bargain, but at £27million it takes Mancini's spending to a whopping £157million in a little over a year. However, he will be priceless if, as the final piece of the puzzle, he solves all of the Italian's remaining problems.