Inter Milan signs Brazilian youngster Juan

Inter Milan completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Juan

from Internacional on Monday and reportedly also reached a deal for

Colombia midfielder Fredy Guarin, as Serie A clubs strengthened

their squads before the January transfer window closes.

A talented defender, Juan helped Brazil’s under-20 team win the

South America Youth Championship last year. Inter was considering

loaning Juan to Novara until the end of the season, but has now

decided to keep him in Milan.

The Nerazzurri also agreed a loan deal with Porto for Guarin for

about ?2 million ($2.6 million), according to the Gazzetta dello

Sport. Including a full transfer at the end of the season, the

total deal would reportedly cost ?11 million ($14.4 million).

Meanwhile, Roma has signed Fluminense winger Marquinho on loan

and former Juventus midfielder Ruben Olivera has become

Fiorentina’s fifth January signing after joining from Lecce.

Olivera, who has featured 11 times for Lecce this season, has

reportedly signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Tuscan


The Uruguayan was at Juventus from 2002 to 2010 but made just 39

appearances for the Serie A club and was shipped out on several

loan spells.

Fiorentina has already signed Amauri, Guido Pizarro, Mounir El

Hamdaoui and Kenneth Zohore this month.

The transfer window closes at 7 p.m. local time (1800 GMT) on