Vieira OKs deal with Man City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Patrick Vieira signed an initial six-month deal with Manchester City on Friday, which the departing Inter Milan midfielder hopes will boost his chances of making France’s World Cup squad.

City has an option to extend the 33-year-old former Arsenal captain’s deal by a further year if he proves he can still cut it in the Premier League.

The deal sees Vieira reunited with former Inter manager Roberto Mancini, who replaced Mark Hughes at City last month. Together, they won three Serie A titles at Inter.