PSG complete move for Motta
"A press conference will be given on Wednesday 1 February 2012 at the Parc des Princes to present Thiago Motta," read a statement on the club's website. "This presentation will be attended by PSG's sporting director, Leonardo."
The Brazil-born Motta, who will wear the number 28 shirt at PSG, had a contract with I Nerazzurri until June 2013. He joined Inter in 2009 from Genoa and scored three goals in ten league appearances this season.
Claudio Ranieri had included Motta in his squad for tomorrow's Serie A match against Palermo, and the departure of the Italy international will come as a blow to the Inter coach, who had been given guarantees that the player would remain until the summer.
"I requested the club for Motta to stay and he will stay," Ranieri said earlier this week. "The club has assured me that he will remain at least until June."
However, the club this afternoon flew in the face of Ranieri's claim as they confirmed Motta's departure. "Inter announces it has transferred Thiago Motta to Paris Saint-Germain," a statement read. "We wish Motta the best of luck in his career in France with PSG."