Brazilian striker Thiago Ribeiro will join Cagliari this summer to fill the void left by David Suazo.
The latter was expected to rejoin the Sardinian outfit this summer in order to boost their attacking options.
However, his proposed return has now collapsed and the Rossoblu have wasted no time in getting in a replacement.
Ribeiro is a 25-year-old forward who has been at Cruzeiro since 2008.
He spent part of the 2004-05 campaign on loan with French club Bordeaux.