Schalke loan Ghana's Annan to Vitesse
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German Cup holders Schalke 04 announced on Monday that they have loaned Ghanaian international midfielder Anthony Annan to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on a year-long deal.

The 25-year-old joined Schalke in January from Norwegian side Rosenborg, with whom he won two league titles. However, Annan - whose contract with Schalke runs till June 2014 - has made just nine Bundesliga appearances for the Royal Blues.

Annan has won more than 40 caps for Ghana and was a member of the squad that reached the 2010 CAF Africa Cup of Nations final and the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals.