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The Brazilian centre-back made nine appearances in Serie A for Genoa last season but the Grifone decided against extending his stay at the Luigi Ferraris

Bologna have announced the signing of Roger Carvalho on loan from Tombense, with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old Brazilian spent the second half of last season on loan at Genoa but the Grifone did not take up their option to sign the centre-back permanently.

The Rossoblu have now pounced, announcing on their official website that Carvalho had linked up with his new team-mates on Tuesday evening and would be formally presented to the press the following day.

The defender, who has also previously enjoyed loan spells at Olivais e Moscavide and Guarani, made eight appearances for Genoa in Serie A last season.