Roundup-Villarreal sign French midfielder Mavuba
LONDON, July 4 - Soccer news in brief from around the world:
* Villarreal have signed French midfielder Rio Mavuba on a five-year deal from Girondins Bordeaux, the Primera Liga club said on its Web site (www.villarrealcf.es).
Spanish media reported that Villarreal had paid close to seven million euros for the 23-year-old midfielder, who has won six caps for France.
Mavuba, who father Ricky played for Zaire in the 1974 World Cup, was born on a boat off the coast of Angola in 1984 while the family was fleeing from the Angolan civil war.
* Striker Adriano looks set to stay at Inter Milan despite a disappointing season. "It is clear I would like to wear the colours of a club like AC Milan or Real Madrid but there is nothing concrete. I am happy where I am," he told Italian media.
* Torino have signed Udinese defender Cesare Natali on a five-year contract while Udinese have bought midfielder Gokan Inler from FC Zurich, the Serie A clubs said in statements.
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