Lecce have struck a deal with Schalke to bring in defender Tore Reginiussen on a season-long loan deal.
Having earned promotion to Serie A, Lecce have been busy trying to strengthen their squad in recent days.
They have now managed to snare Reginiussen on loan with a view to making the transfer permanent next summer.
24-year-old Reginiussen, who has played at international level for Norway, only joined Schalke at the start of 2010.
But he was unable to establish himself as a regular starter in the German Bundesliga and, with no immediate prospect of that changing, has been sent out to get more playing time.
Earlier this week Lecce completed the loan signing of Brazilian defender Gustavo on a similar season-long deal.
Like Reginiussen, Lecce will have the option to sign Gustavo on a permanent basis at the end of his loan.
Source: Sky Sports