Cameroon midfielder Modeste M'Bami has swapped one French UEFA Cup contender for another after joining Olympique de Marseille from Paris Saint-Germain FC.
The 23-year-old has signed a three-year contract at the Stade Vélodrome after Marseille agreed to pay PSG €2.5m for his services. M'Bami, who moved to the French capital from CS Sedan-Ardennes three years ago, will be reunited with Albanian midfielder Lorik Cana, who made the same switch last summer. The pair combined to good effect for PSG in 2003/04 when the Parisian team won the French Cup and finished second in Ligue 1. Marseille will play Czech side FK Mladá Boleslav in the UEFA Cup first round with the first leg in France on 14 September.
PSG have also allowed left-back Jean-Hugues Ateba to join Ligue 2 side LB Châteauroux. The Cameroonian defender has put pen to paper on a three-year contract having moved to the French capital from FC Nantes Atlantique in the summer of 2004 but appeared only eight times in Ligue 1 in his two seasons with PSG.
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