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Dinamo bring back old boys

Romanian champions FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti have bolstered their squad ahead of their UEFA Champions League bid by signing Valentin Nastase and Ianis Zicu.

Romanian champions FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti have bolstered their squad ahead of their bid to make the UEFA Champions League for the first time by signing Valentin Nastase and Ianis Zicu.

Duo return
Dinamo, who captured the signature of forward Florin Bratu from FC Nantes Atlantique for €700,000 on Friday, bring Nastase and Zicu in on four-year contracts. Central defender Nastase, 32, has been capped three times by Romania and returns to the club he played for between 1999 and 2002 from Ascoli Calcio 1898, ending a five-year spell in Italy. Zicu also arrives from Serie A, joining from FC Internazionale Milano for whom he failed to make an appearance - being loaned out to Parma FC, AFC Rapid Bucuresti and Dinamo, where he is returning for the fourth time. Capped five times by his country, last season he scored 12 league goals in 30 appearances for Rapid.

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