Maniche leaves Madrid for Cologne

BERLIN - Portuguese international Maniche has joined Bundesliga club Cologne on a two-year contract, the German team said on Monday. Maniche, 31, who won the Champions League with Porto in 2004 and also played for Inter Milan and Chelsea, was last under contract with Atletico Madrid before falling out of favour with the club. "Maniche is a big name and we are proud to have linked him to us," Cologne president Wolfgang Overath told the club website.