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Atalanta seal Ilicic signing

Atalanta have completed the signing of Josip Ilicic from Fiorentina.

Ilicic pulled out of a move to Sampdoria in favour of joining Atalanta, who finished an impressive fourth in Serie A last season.

The completion of the attacking midfielder's switch was announced on Wednesday, with no further details provided, as reports in Italy suggest he has cost around €5.5million.

The 29-year-old spent four seasons with Fiorentina, racking up 105 Serie A appearances.

His best campaign saw him score 13 times and produce five assists in 2015-16.

Last season he netted five goals and added a further four assists in 29 league outings as the Viola finished eighth.

Ilicic, a Slovenia international, had previously played for Palermo in Serie A.