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Tuesday January 31 2012
PSG claim Thiago Motta deal

Paris Saint-Germain have announced on their official website that they have signed Inter midfielder Thiago Motta.

Whilst there is no official news from the Nerazzurri on the deal, the French club have released a brief communication announcing that a Press conference will be held on Wednesday to unveil the Brazilian-born Italian international.

The player’s agent confirmed earlier on Tuesday that a deal between the clubs had been struck, which along with the San Siro side’s reported activity in the market today, suggested that it was only a matter of time before the 29-year-old’s departure was made official.

Motta is understood to have agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract on a €2m salary and leaves Inter midway through his third season with the San Siro side. Reports through the month have indicated the deal will see the Nerazzurri collect a fee in the region of €10m.

Inter Coach Claudio Ranieri, who had made it known that he wanted to keep Italian international Motta at the club, had declared today that he believed the player was going nowhere. However, he will now be working with new midfield arrivals Fredy Guarin and Angelo Palombo instead.

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