Defender Dossena signs

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by Stuart Vose

Second deadline-day deal sealed.

Left-back Andrea Dossena has become Sunderland’s second signing of transfer deadline day.

The Italian, who joins countryman Fabio Borini at the Stadium of Light, has arrived from Napoli on a one-year deal.

Dossena, 31, made 24 appearances for Napoli last season as the Italian side secured a second-placed finish in Serie A.

Born in Lodi, Dossena rose to prominence with Hellas Verona before moving on to Treviso and Udinese.

He joined Liverpool in July 2008 and made 31 appearances during an 18-month spell with the Anfield club.

The defender joined Napoli in January 2010 and racked up 93 games in all competitions, as well as spending time on loan at Palermo.

He appeared in the 2011-12 Coppa Italia final as Napoli beat Juventus 2-0 to lift the trophy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Dossena has been capped 10 times by Italy at senior level.