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OFFICIAL: McDonald Mariga Joins Inter

Inter have officially confirmed the signing of McDonald Mariga from Parma via a statement on the club's official website, inter.it.

The transfer had been in doubt following reported problems in securing a work permit for the midfielder as well as news that Manchester City were ready to hijack the deal at the last minute.

The Nerazzurri initially turned their attention to the Kenyan midfielder following the breakdown of their pursuit for Lazio man Cristian Ledesma. Inter had also been strongly linked with a move for Portuguese midfielder Manuel Fernandes.

The Beneamata's statement today confirmed the completion of Mariga’s transfer in a co-ownership deal and that the Kenyan has signed a contract running until June 2014.

Inter also confirmed that Chilean midfielder Luis Jimenez had left West Ham to complete a loan move to Parma and that French striker Jonathan Biabiany had also joined the club in a co-ownership deal.