Napoli swoop for Saint-Etienne's Ghoulam

Algerian international left-back Faouzi Ghoulam has completed his move from Saint-Etienne to Napoli, the Italian giants confirmed Friday.

Ghoulam joins Napoli, currently third in the Italian Serie A table, on a permanent deal which will expire in 2018, acccording to a club statement.

"Napoli wish to announce the signing of Faouzi Ghoulam on a permanent deal from Saint Etienne. He has signed a contract until 2018," the statement said.

Napoli did not release financial details of the transaction although reports on Thursday said the transfer fee is expected to be €6m.