The former Brazil international still had two years to run on his existing deal with the Nerazzurri but the veteran centre-back has been deemed surplus to requirements at San Siro and his departure had been considered little more than a formality.
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"The Brazilian defender, who was bound to the club until June 30, 2014, played 136 official games in the Nerazzurri shirt, scoring five goals and winning a Scudetto, two Coppa Italia titles, a Supercoppa, one UEFA Champions League and a Club World Cup.
"To Lucio and his family, the most affectionate farewell from all at F.C. Internazionale."
The 34-year-old, who was capped 105 times by his country, joined the Beneamata from Bayern Munich in 2009 and played a key role in the following season's treble triumph.