Real Madrid signs forward Callejon from Espanyol

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MADRID (Reuters) -- Real Madrid made a third addition to their squad for next season on Monday when they agreed to sign former youth team forward Jose Callejon back from La Liga rivals Espanyol on a five-year contract.

The 24-year-old, a former Spanish under-21 international, moved to Espanyol at the end of the 2007/08 season and made 97 appearances for the Barcelona-based club, scoring 10 goals, Real said on their website (

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He is the third player coach Jose Mourinho has brought in to bolster the squad as Real prepare their latest bid to end Barcelona's three-year grip on the Spanish title and a fresh assault on the Champions League.

The club this month signed German-born Turkey midfielders Nuri Sahin from Borussia Dortmund and Hamit Altintop from Bayern Munich.