Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli on a four-year deal after he completed a medical yesterday, the French outfit have announced.
No fee has been revealed, but reports say that PSG will pay in the region of €30 million for Lavezzi, making him the third most expensive player in their history behind Javier Pastore and Nicolas Anelka.
Lavezzi, 27-year-old, began his career with Estudiantes de La Plata and also played for San Lorenzo before moving to Napoli in 2007.
Former Mannschaft captain Matthias Sammer has been appointed sporting director of Bayern Munich in place of Christian Nerlinger.
The latter’s exit follows two seasons without a title for the Bavarians who finished second last term behind B. Dortmund.
“On behalf of the club I would like to thank Christian Nerlinger for his work at FC Bayern in the last four years,” said president Uli Hoeneß. “I hope that our good personal relationship will remain.”
Nerlinger himself said of his departure: “I wish FC Bayern all the best for the future. I had a very good and intensive time here and will continue to have a personal connection to the club.”
Milan have finally ended PSG and Manchester City’s hopes of signing defender Thiago Silva by persuading the Brazilian to sign a new deal at the San Siro.
PSG saw several bids for the commanding centre-half rebuffed last month and Milan have now convinced him his future lies with the Rossoneri.
Silva has signed a five-year deal which ties him to the club until 2017.