Juventus announce Christian Poulsen deal

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Juventus have confirmed that they have agreed a fee in excess of five million euros for the transfer of Denmark international midfielder Christian Poulsen to Liverpool.

The 30-year-old is set to join the Reds as a replacement for Javier Mascherano, having spent the last two seasons with the Serie A club.

He previously enjoyed successful spells in Spain with Sevilla and Germany with Schalke.

Meanwhile, Mascherano has spoken of his desire to seek a fresh challenge away from Anfield.

He told Sky Sports after Argentina's 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland:"The only thing I want to say is I don't have nothing against the Liverpool supporters, the Liverpool people.

"My problem is not to play for Liverpool. I'm very proud to play for Liverpool. It's another thing.

"I said to Roy Hodgson that maybe for my life I prefer to change the country, not to change the club – that is the fact."

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