MILLWALL tonight sealed a loan deal for Watford's Diego Fabbrini – despite fears that Bolton were about to hijack the move.
The Lions were confident of landing the 24-year-old Italy international after he held talks with manager Ian Holloway on Tuesday.
But reports emerged on Thursday that Fabbrini was being offered as a makeweight in talks between Watford and Bolton over midfielder Jay Spearing.
However, NewsAtDen understands that the former Empoli starlet has now put pen-to-paper on a 93-day loan deal with Millwall and could make his debut against Ipswich on Saturday.
The Lions had hoped to borrow Fabbrini until the end of the season but the Hornets want the attacker to be available for possible play-off games, so insisted on a shorter deal.