Matsui joins Tom Tomsk on loan
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Japanese international midfielder Daisuke Matsui has joined Russian Premier League club FC Tom Tomsk on a four-month loan from French second division side Grenoble.

The deal will become official once Matsui has undergone a medical examination and completed the necessary paperwork at the Siberian side, who are currently eighth in the Russian top flight.

Matsui, 29, represented Japan at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, where the Blue Samurai reached the last 16 for the first time on foreign soil.

He arrived in France in 2004 when he joined Le Mans from Japanese outfit Kyoto Purple Sanga.

After four years at Le Mans he spent the 2008-09 season at 10-time French champions Saint Etienne before arriving at Grenoble at the beginning of last season.