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Djourou cements Hamburg stay

Hamburg have signed Johan Djourou on a permanent deal after the German side activated a buying clause in the defender's loan deal from Arsenal.

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JOhan Djourou: Joined Hamburg on loan last July

JOhan Djourou: Joined Hamburg on loan last July

The 27-year-old joined the struggling Bundesliga outfit on a season-long loan from Arsenal in July 2013 and has started 20 league games this season.

Local media reports suggest Djourou has signed a deal keeping him in Hamburg until 2016 for between 2.5 and 3.5 million euros.

And without revealing the details, Hamburg manager Mirko Slomka confirmed on Wednesday that a deal had been done for the Switzerland international.

"I am happy that he's staying with us for the next few years as he's a stabilising influence at the centre of our defence," said Slomka.

Hamburg are in 17th place in the Bundesliga and are fighting to avoid the first relegation in the club's history.

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