Mali midfielder Sissoko joins Fiorentina on loan

Reuters, Thursday 31 Jan 2013

Fiorentina have bolstered their push for a Champions League spot next season by signing Paris St Germain's defensive midfielder Momo Sissoko on Thursday

Mali's Mohamed Sissoko, left, Ousmane Coulibaly, center, and Fousseyni Diawara celebrate after the final whistle in their African Cup of Nations Group B soccer match against Congo, in Durban, South Africa, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Mali drew Congo 1-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.(Photo: AP)

The Florence club, sixth in Serie A and seven points off Italy's third Champions League spot, said in a statement on transfer deadline day that the Mali international was joining initially on loan.

The 28-year-old has spent the last season and a half at French league leaders PSG after spells at Juventus, Liverpool, Valencia and Auxerre.

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