Transfer News: Mohamed Sissoko has agreed to join Fiorentina on loan from PSG

Mohamed Sissoko: The player has agreed to join Fiorentina until the summer

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Former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has agreed to join Fiorentina on loan from Paris St Germain until the end of the season.

The Mali international will arrive at the Stadio Artemio Franchi after the African Nations Cup.

And the Serie A club will have the option of signing the 28-year-old on a permanent deal in the summer.

A statement on the club's official website said: "ACF Fiorentina can announce the acquisition of Mohamed Sissoko from Paris Saint-Germain.

"The player comes on loan with the right to buy."

Sissoko graduated from the youth academy at Auxerre before moving to Valencia, where he won the Primera Division and UEFA Cup under Rafael Benitez in 2004.

He followed the Spaniard to Liverpool for a fee of £5.6million in the summer of 2005 and played a key role in the team that beat West Ham in the FA Cup final.

An injury-plagued two-and-a-half-year spell with Juventus preceded a big money move to PSG, with Sissoko earning the captaincy towards the end of last season.

But after being restricted to only three appearances in Ligue 1 this term, Sissoko has instead opted to help Fiorentina in their bid for a Champions League place.