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M'Bia on the move to Marseille

Stephane M'Bia
Stephane M'Bia was part of Cameroon's squad at the Nations Cup

Marseille have completed the signing of the Cameroon midfielder Stephane M'Bia.

The 23-year-old Indomitable Lion joins last year's French runners-up from Rennes.

"Agreement has been reached between Rennes, Marseille and Stephane M'Bia for the player's transfer," Marseille's website said.

He completed a medical on Monday and has now signed a four-year contract with the club.

He had also been linked with moves to Stoke City and Everton in the English Premier League.

The fee has not been disclosed but is thought to be in the region of US$17 million.

M'Bia was part of the Cameroon squad who went all the way to the final of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

He scored a dramatic double in their quarter-final against Tunisia.

Marseille have also signed Senegal defender Souleymane Diawara during this current closed season.

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see also
Mbia out for three weeks
26 Oct 08 |  African
Mbia extends contract at Rennes
09 Sep 08 |  African
Mbia helps Cameroon beat Honduras
10 Aug 08 |  African
Tunisia 2-3 Cameroon (aet)
04 Feb 08 |  African

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