AS Roma have completed the signing of Steven Nzonzi from Sevilla on a four-year contract in a deal that could be worth up to £27.3m.
The midfielder, who won the World Cup with France this summer, played for Sevilla for three years having joined from Stoke City.
Nzonzi, 29, had been linked with a move to Arsenal in July for a reunion with Unai Emery with whom he won the Europa League in 2016 and was most recently linked with a switch to the Camp Nou with Barcelona.
Roma however have got their man and paid an initial £23.7m, with £3.6m potentially to come in add-ons.
The Serie A side finished third last season while reaching the semifinals of the Champions League where they were ousted by Liverpool.
Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have been busy re-shaping their squad following the departures of star duo Radja Nainggolan and Alisson this summer.
Roma have brought in the likes of Javier Pastore, Justin Kluivert, Robin Olsen, Ivan Marcano and Ante Coric as they look to mount a title challenge this term.
Roma kick off their season on Sunday with a trip to Torino.