Published On: Fri, Feb 7th, 2014

Diamanti Swaps Bologna For China

Diamanti - Bologna v Roma have agreed to sell captain to Chinese Super League champions .

The Asian Champions League winners, managed by Marcello Lippi, have been trailing the talismanic wide man for a number of weeks and the two parties have finally reached a conclusion.

The Rossoblu’s official website Bolognafc.it has announced that an agreement is in place to ensure that the 30-year-old will leave the Stadio Renato dall’Ara.

Sky Sport Italia further report that the value transfer will be around €9 million, and suggest that Diamanti may have already agreed personal terms with Guangzhou, leaving only the official unveiling of the player.

The Prato-born attacker has been with Bologna for three seasons and was the subject of training ground protests in January, when the deal was initially proposed. He made eighty-three appearances for the Felsinei following his transfer from Brescia.

The Southern China Tigers will be playing a friendly in Romania this weekend before beginning their defence of both Asian Champions League and Chinese Super League, for which Diamanti will be in the squad.

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- Displaced Yorkshire-born football writer now based in Kent and former contributor to the Huddersfield Examiner, currently providing statistically-based Huddersfield Town related content for the Thrice Champions website. Contact me via Twitter at @MarcoJ.

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