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French champions Lille today announced the signing of Montenego international centre-back Marko Basa on a four-year contract from Lokomotiv Moscow.

Basa, 28, had been at Lokomotiv since 2008 and will now rejoin forces with Rudi Garcia, the Lille coach, under whom he played at Le Mans in the 2007/08 campaign.

"I've been in contact with LOSC for a little while," said Basa, who said he was "very pleased" to be reunited with a coach who "made me progress a lot".

Basa's arrival will compensate for the loss of France international centre-back Adil Rami, who has joined Spanish side Valencia.