Rubin Kazan have signed Salvatore Bocchetti from Genoa on a three-and-a-half-year contract, the Russian outfit said in a statement.
The note, published on Rubin's official website reads:
"Italy defender Salvatore Bocchetti has officially become a player in our club. The former Genoa player has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal."
Neither club disclosed the fee, but reports suggest Kazan paid Genoa around €15 million for the transfer.
Rubin kick off their Champions League campaign against Copenhagen on September 14 and Bocchetti's arrival is a boost for the Russians who also captured Carlos Eduardo, Giedrius Arlauskis, Aleksei Medvedev and Obafemi Martins during a fairly busy summer spending spree.