Juventus have completed the signing of Sevilla midfielder Christian Poulsen.
The Denmark international, 28, has moved for €9.75million and signed a four-year deal, the club said in a statement.
Poulsen’s arrival reduces the chances of Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso moving to Turin, while a deal for Inter midfielder Dejan Stankovic also looks unlikely.
“I am a defensive midfielder but I can also play in a more advanced position,” Poulsen said.
“My hope is to be able to surprise the Italian public, who consider me a rough player, and show I also have good technique.”