Promising centre-half Andrea Ranocchia has joined Inter Milan from Serie A rivals Genoa.
The 22-year-old, was on loan at Bari for the last two seasons, has joined the Italian champions on a five-year deal.
But Genoa will continue to hold half of Ranocchia's sporting rights and the centre-half will also spend next season at the club.
A statement from Inter read: "Ranocchia will be under contract at Inter until June 30, 2015. Inter and Genoa have agreed that Andrea will remain at the Liguria club for the 2010-11 season."