Livorno return Dhorasoo to Italy

Italian Serie A club Livorno signed Vikash Dhorasoo on Tuesday despite fears over the French midfielder's fitness.

Livorno initially asked for a couple more days to assess Dhorasoo's physical condition as the 33-year-old has not played for nine months following the termination of his contract with French club Paris Saint Germain. But Dhorasoo, who passed a medical, has now signed a one-year contract - with an option of a second year - which includes a clause allowing Livorno to pull out of the deal if the player cannot prove his fitness over a sustained period.

Dhorasoo, who is of Indo-Mauritian origin, was a member of France's FIFA World Cup™ squad last year. He already has experience of Serie A having played for AC Milan in the 2004/05 season, although he failed to hold down a regular place.