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West Ham agree deal for Paraguay defender Balbuena

Sao Paulo, July 8: Corinthians, Brazil’s multi-sport club, has accepted an offer from West Ham United to sign Paraguayan center-back Fabian Balbuena, the club said in a statement on Sunday. West Ham will pay four million euros for the 26-year-old, who signed a new three-year deal with Corinthians in April.

“He is now free to undergo a medical for the transfer to be completed,” Corinthians said on their official website. “We thank him for his efforts with the club and wish him luck.” IANS