Carvalho signs for Monaco

Monaco: Ricardo Carvalho is the latest player to sign for Monaco after agreeing a one-year deal with the French club.

The 35-year-old defender, who spent three seasons at Real Madrid before his switch to Claudio Ranieri`s side, completed his move to the Principality on Tuesday where he will join Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez, who recently completed a €70m switch from Porto.

Carvalho told the official club website: "I`m very happy to join Monaco and to be part of the new adventure. This is a new challenge for me."

The newly-promoted Ligue 1 side backed by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev are also close to finalising a deal for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, who was in Monaco for a medical on Tuesday, and Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is reportedly close to sealing a move.

Carvalho was in the Champions League-winning Porto side which beat Monaco 3-0 in the 2004 final.

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