Bayern Munich forward Mario Gomez will join Italian club Fiorentina this summer.
The fee for the transfer hasn’t been disclosed but reports claim the European champions have agreed a deal worth £17m with Fiorentina for the 27-year-old Germany international.
Gomez was part of the treble-winning- Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup Bayern- squad last season. He was a last-minute substitute as the Bavarians defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium.
“It was Mario Gomez’s wish to leave Bayern Munich for Fiorentina,” Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the German club’s website.
“I want to thank him for his performances for Bayern. On behalf of the club I wish him lots of luck and success in Florence.”
Super Mario as he’s called in the Bundesliga signed for Bayern from Stuttgart in 2009. He scored 112 goals in 172 games for the champions.
Fiorentina finished fourth in Serie A last season.
France international Eric Abidal has rejoined his first professional club Monaco on a three-year deal.
The former Barcelona of Spain defender made a playing comeback in April after having a liver transplant in 2012.
He was released by the La Liga champions at the end of last season after six years at the Nou Camp.
“It’s very emotional, it’s huge,” said Abidal. “After what I’ve been through, it wasn’t easy to find a club with confidence in me.”
Abidal joined Barcelona in 2007 for £10m from Olympique Lyonaisse. He won the French title in each of his three seasons at Lyon.
He will be Monaco’s sixth signing after Jeremy Toulalan, Ricardo Carlvalho, Joao Mautinho, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao all signed for the newly-promoted club.