Real confirms Heinze sale to OM
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Real Madrid on Friday confirmed they have reached an agreement with Marseille to sell Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze to the French club.

"Real Madrid and Olympique of Marseille have reached an agreement to transfer the player Gabriel Ivan Heinze to the French club," Real said in a brief statement which did not mention a transfer fee.

Real Madrid and Olympique of Marseille have reached an agreement to transfer the player Gabriel Ivan Heinze to the French club.
A statement issued by Real Madrid

Marseille said on Thursday that the 31-year-old international, with a reputation for an aggressive style of play, would join the club for three years, once his medical examination and contract details have been completed.

The former Manchester United and Paris St Germain player had been under contract with Real until next year, but management at the Bernabeu recently made it clear that following this summer's multi-million euro recruitment campaign he was surplus to requirements.