Hearts have signed French striker Christian Nade from Sheffield United on a three-year contract.
Nade played in the English top flight last season
The 23-year-old was close to joining Hull City in the summer but the player could not agree personal terms.
While not revealing the transfer fee, assistant coach Stephen Frail told the club website: "He is a good young striker with an excellent pedigree."
Hearts had hoped to sign Anthony Le Tallec from Liverpool but the forward has joined Le Mans in France.
Le Tallec was on loan to Sochaux last term, having previously been farmed out to Le Havre, St Etienne and Sunderland.
Nade arrived at Sheffield United from Le Havre last summer and scored four goals for the Blades.
Liverpool have signed Lyon midfielder Damien Plessi, 19.
Meanwhile, Liverpool defender James Smith, 21, has extended his loan spell at Stockport until January, with a view to making the move permanent.