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Siaka Tiene links up at PSG

Football around the world After a summer of speculation, PSG signed the Ivory Coast defender on a three-year contract for a fee in the region of ?1 million (Dh4.75m).

Paris Saint-Germain made the biggest splash before the transfer deadline, obtaining Siaka Tiene from Valenciennes. After a summer of speculation, PSG signed the Ivory Coast defender on a three-year contract for a fee in the region of ?1 million (Dh4.75m). The 28-year-old former Saint-Etienne player will be reunited with coach Antoine Kombouare, whom he played for at the Stade Nungesser. Leaving PSG was 20-year-old midfielder Younousse Sankhare, who was sent to Ligue 2 Dijon on loan.

Lille bolstered their squad by obtaining David Rozehnal, the Czech international who previously played for PSG. He returns to Ligue 1 from Hamburg on a one-year loan deal. Arles-Avignon signed Paco Pavon, the former Real Madrid defender, and 19 year-old Brazilian striker, Jonathan, on a one-year loan deal from Goiás.

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