Juventus release Zebina, sign Traore

Juventus have released French fullback Jonathan Zebina and signed his compatriot Armand Traore on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

"Jonathan Zebina's contract was terminated amicably," read a statement on the Turin giants' official website.

The 31-year-old arrived at the Stadio delle Alpi in 2004 and played 99 games for the club, scoring no goals.

He began his career with French side Cannes, before moving to Italy with Cagliari in 1998 and signing for Roma two years later. He is now expected to join Brescia.

Italian news agency Ansa reported that Juve have paid Arsenal €500,000 to take Traore, a 20-year-old left-back, on loan. I Bianconeri will have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.