Chile's Fernandez to join Fiorentina

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Press reports say the 26-year-old ex-Villarreal player will move to Italy for a fee of around 4 million euros
Chielan Matias Fernandez celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Venezuela in their 2014 World Cup qualifier in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela on June 9, in which Chile defeated Venezuela 2-0. Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon announced on Friday that they have reached agreement with Serie A side Fiorentina over the sale of Fernandez

Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon announced on Friday that they have reached agreement with Serie A side Fiorentina over the sale of Chilean international Matias Fernandez.

Sporting announced the transfer in a statement to the supervisor of the Lisbon stock exchange.

Portuguese press reports say that the 26-year-old former Villarreal player will move to Italy for a fee of around 4 million euros ($6.3m).

Sports daily Record reported that Sporting, who finished fourth in their domestic league last season, will use much of the fee to sign 21-year-old Argentine attacker Valentin Viola from Racing Club in his homeland.