Monday January 3 2011
Official: Ranocchia joins Inter

Inter have made the signing of Andrea Ranocchia official following the completion of his move from Genoa.

The Nerazzurri filed the paperwork this morning after agreeing a deal before Christmas.

Inter already owned a 50 per cent stake in the Italy international centre-back and had planned to sign him outright at the end of the season.

However, once Walter Samuel suffered a serious knee injury, the club looked to hasten their efforts to bring in Ranocchia who emerged last season as one of the brightest defensive talents in Italy.

Ranocchia has signed a five-year deal and will be formally unveiled at Inter's training ground tomorrow afternoon.

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