Sevilla striker Kone heads to Hanover

MADRID - Sevilla have agreed to loan Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone to the Bundesliga's Hanover 96 until the end of the season, the La Liga club said on their website on Monday.

Kone, 26, joined Sevilla from PSV Eindhoven in 2007 for a then club record fee of 12 million euros but has struggled to make an impression. He missed most of last season with a serious knee injury.

Sevilla said Hanover did not have an option to make the move permanent.