Juventus have signed Liverpool’s Mohamed Sissoko for €11m, the Serie A club has confirmed.
The combative Mali midfielder travelled to Italy at the weekend for a medical before returning to the African Nations Cup in Ghana, where his side face Ivory Coast later on Tuesday.
Sissoko, who joined Liverpool from Valencia in 2005 but fell out of favour following the arrival of Javier Mascherano, has signed a five-year contract with the Turin club.
He played under Juve boss Claudio Ranieri at Valencia in 2004, and replaces Argentine Sergio Almiron, who was sent on loan to Monaco.
“I am happy to come to such an important club, this experience is certainly a step forward in my career,” Sissoko said in a statement.
“I am excited at the thought of soon being able to play with great champions and to work again with Claudio Ranieri, a great coach who I already appreciated during my time at Valencia.”
Juve, third in Serie A, also signed Lazio defender Guglielmo Stendardo on loan until June on Monday and announced that Aston Villa’s Olof Mellberg would be joining the club in July.