Friday June 29 2012
Official: Lucio leaves Inter

Brazilian defender Lucio has cancelled his contract with Inter by mutual consent, ending a three-year stint in Italy.

The 34-year-old, who has been linked with a switch to Fenerbahce this summer, has ended his deal with the Nerazzurri that had two years to run, as confirmed by an official club statement released on Friday evening.

“FC Internazionale communicates that it has deposited with the Lega Serie A documents confirming the amicable and mutually agreed termination of the contract with Lucio.

“The Brazilian defender, who was contracted with the club until June 30, 2014, played in the Nerazzurri shirt in 135 official games, scoring five goals and winning a Scudetto, two editions of the Coppa Italia, a Supercoppa Italia, one UEFA Champions League and a Club World Cup.

“Lucio and his family have the most sincere salute from all at FC Internazionale.”

This action paves the way for Matias Silvestre to complete his expected transfer into the club from Palermo.