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Roma complete Ucan swoop

Roma have completed the signing of Fenerbahce midfielder Salih Ucan on a one-year loan with the option to make the deal permanent.

The capital club will pay 4.75million euros (3.8million) to have the player next season and can extend the loan for a second season at no further cost.

They will then have the option to purchase the player in the summer of 2016 for an additional 11million euros (8.75million).

"AS Roma would like to announce that it has agreed a loan deal with Fenerbahce Futbol AS for the player Salih Ucan for a fee of 4.75million euros," read a statement on asroma.it.

"The contract is valid for the 2014-15 season and includes an option to extend the loan for another year, at no additional cost, and sign the player permanently from the 2016-17 season for a fee of 11 million euros.

"Salih Ucan has therefore signed a five-year contract, which expires on June 30 2019."

Ucan began his career at Bucaspor, earning himself a move to Fener in the summer of 2012 and has represented Turkey at all age groups, including one senior cap.

Ucan follows Seydou Keita in joining the Giallorossi this summer and is expected to be joined by former England and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole.