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Bayern's Jansen switches to Hamburg

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  • Marcell Jansen leaves Bayern Munich to join Bundesliga rivals SV Hamburg
  • German international defender Jansen has not featured under Juergen Klinsmann
  • Hamburg also sign up Alex Silva from Sao Paolo on a five-year deal
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(CNN) -- Bayern Munich's German international Marcell Jansen has joined Bundesliga rivals SV Hamburg after falling out of favor with new coach Juergen Klinsmann.

Jansen has made 28 appearances for Germany including the Euro 2008 final.

Jansen has signed a five-year deal with Hamburg, who also confirmed the acquisition on Thursday of Sao Paolo defender Alex Silva on the same length of contract.

Left-back Jansen has made 28 appearances for Germany and played in the Euro 2008 final defeat to Spain.

But his performances in the tournament drew criticism and Klinsmann left him on the bench for Bayern's opening two matches of the new Bundesliga campaign as they begin their defense of the title.

Jansen, who was hampered by an ankle injury last season, said he was delighted to be linking up with Hamburg.

"I am really pleased with the move and looking forward to the challenge in a new city," he said on the club's Web site.

Hamburg, who have been busy in the summer transfer market under new coach Martin Jol, are expected to bring midfielder Thiago Neves from Fluminense before the window closes on September 1.

Croatia international striker Mladen Petric was also a summer acquisition from Borussia Dortmund.

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