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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 August, 2004, 14:41 GMT 15:41 UK
Diouf moves to Bolton
El Hadji Diouf
Bolton have completed the signing of Liverpool striker El-Hadji Diouf on a season-long loan deal, seeing off late interest from Fiorentina.

The Senegal international, 23, was bought for 10m in 2002 but does not fit in to the plans of Rafael Benitez.

Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce said: "He's made for the Premiership. His physical condition is very good even though he hasn't been playing lately.

"His pace is extremely good and he worries defenders."

Diouf, a former African Footballer of the Year, knew he had no future at Liverpool when he was not given a squad number and stayed at home while the Reds went on tour.

The striker, who can also play on the wing, will travel to Bolton's game at Fulham on Saturday but is unlikely to play.

Diouf talks to Malaga
06 Aug 04  |  Liverpool

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