Friday May 31 2013
Diakite opts for Sunderland

Modibo Diakite has reportedly turned down advances from Napoli and Liverpool to sign with Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland.

The 26-year-old is reported in England today as having agreed a deal to join the Premier League side on Bosman deal.

Out of contract this summer, the move will end a seven-year stay for the Frenchman at the Stadio Olimpico.

Claudio Lotito commented on the move to the Corriere dello Sport today: “Lazio has a setting for a certain type, for this is Lazio.

“Otherwise, we would be another team.

“Whoever stays at Lazio must meet this requirement. Let us not be charmed by names and surnames.”