Inter Milan have signed Gary Medel from Cardiff City after meeting the £10m asking price for the Chile World Cup player.
Only the timetable of payments needed to be agreed between the two clubs in prolonged talks.
Midfielder Medel, 27, was Cardiff's £11m record signing from Spanish side Sevilla in August 2013.
He made 34 Premier League appearances for Cardiff who were relegated from the top flight last season.
|Some of Cardiff's summer signings|
|Tom Adayemi - midfielder from Birmingham for £6m|
|Javi Guerra - striker from Real Valladolid (free)|
|Guido Burgstaller - midfielder from Rapid Vienna (free)|
|Federico Macheda - striker from Manchester United (free)|
|Adam Le Fondre - striker from Reading (undisclosed)|
Medel impressed at the World Cup in a defensive role as Chile reached the second round before losing to hosts Brazil on penalties.
Cardiff were linked with Bordeaux's Senegal international Lamine Sane while Medel's departure was being negotiated.
Medel is the fourth major departure from the Bluebirds during the close season.
But he has brought in midfielder Tom Adeyemi from Birmingham to help plug the gap created by Mutch's exit.
Norwegian Solskjaer is keen to sign "at least one" central defender.