Valencia are to sign Russian winger Denis Cheryshev on loan from Real Madrid for the rest of the season.
The 25-year-old played and scored for Real in a Copa del Rey tie against Cadiz in December when he should have been serving a suspension.
Real were later expelled from the cup for fielding an ineligible player.
Valencia are 12th in La Liga and without a league win since former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville took charge in December.
"Cheryshev will have a medical on Tuesday," said a statement on Valencia's website.
The Russia international came up through the youth ranks at Real. He has had loan stints at La Liga rivals Sevilla and Villarreal but has not been able to establish a regular place in Real's first team.
Meanwhile, Real's rivals Barcelona have allowed defender Martin Montoya, 24, to go to Real Betis for the rest of the season after cutting short his loan spell at Inter Milan.
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