Reading have signed Boavista midfielder Kalifa Cisse on a three-year-contract.

The 22-year-old Frenchman, who has spent the last two seasons with the Portuguese side, becomes Steve Coppell´s first signing of the summer.

Royals director of football Nicky Hammond said: "Kalifa is a 6ft 2ins central midfielder who has also played in defence. He has real athletic ability and the technical attributes that should be well suited to the Premiership."

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