Bayern Munich sign Corentin Tolisso from Lyon in €40m deal
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Bayern Munich sign Corentin Tolisso from Lyon in €40m deal

Bayern Munich have signed the French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for a reported fee of around €40m (£35.2m) from Lyon.

The German champions confirmed that 22-year-old Tolisso has signed a five-year deal.

The Bayern chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said: ''We're really pleased we've been able to sign such a young and interesting player ahead of stiff competition from abroad. Corentin Tolisso was [coach] Carlo Ancelotti's wish for our midfield.''

Tolisson told the club's website: ''I had a wonderful time at Lyon, and I'm very thankful for that. Now I'm really pleased to be at one of the best clubs in Europe. I have great aims for my time at FC Bayern. Today is a great day for me.''

Tolisso, a versatile midfielder who has made one appearance for France, will hope to fill the void left by Xabi Alonso's retirement.

He is Bayern's fourth recruit of the off-season after Sunday's signing of forward Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen for a reported €8m, and the previously agreed acquisitions of defenders Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Suele from Hoffenheim.

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