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Torpedo Moscow closes in on deal to sign Australia fullback Ivan Franjic
MOSCOW - Torpedo Moscow says the club is close to signing Australia full-back Ivan Franjic.
The 26-year-old has won three Australian A-League titles with his current club Brisbane Roar.
He represented his country at the World Cup in Brazil, but his campaign was cut short by a hamstring injury suffered in the opening 3-1 defeat to Chile.
Torpedo president Alexander Tukmanov was quoted as saying by Russian agency R-Sport that "almost all of the agreements regarding the transfer" have been reached.
Franjic would be the only Australian playing in Russian football after Luke Wilkshire left Dynamo Moscow as a free agent at the end of last season.
The coming season will be Torpedo Moscow's first in the Russian Premier League since 2006.
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