Soccer-Italy's AS Roma buys Gervinho for 8 mln euros

MILAN Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:29pm EDT

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MILAN Aug 19 (Reuters) - AS Roma have bought Ivory Coast striker Gervinho from Arsenal for 8 million euros ($10.68 million), the Italian Serie A team said on Monday.

AS Roma said in a statement the contract signed with the English Premier League team also included a variable payment of up to 1.75 million euros linked to Gervinho's perfomance.

The player's contract with AS Roma will run until June 30, 2017, it said. ($1 = 0.7490 euros) (Reporting by Valentina Za; Editing by David Cowell)

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