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Biraghi off to Chievo

Chievo have signed Inter Milan full-back Cristiano Biraghi on a two-year loan deal.

The 21-year-old defender has had limited opportunities to make his mark at the San Siro and has spent much of his professional career out on loan.

Last season, he made 22 appearances as Catania were relegated from Serie A, but he will have another chance to shine with the Flying Donkeys, who had already snapped up Inter team-mate Francesco Bardi earlier this week.

"I wanted to take part in the Chievo project and know that here I can find a relaxed environment where I can focus on football," Biraghi said on Chievo's official website.

"Here, I want to continue my sporting development. I like to try to be more offensive, even though I know that my first objective is to be defensive."

Both sides will hold the option to buy the left-back when the loan deal comes to an end.