BOLOGNA NEWS

In last night’s friendlies Bologna, Chievo, Parma and Atalanta secured wins, but Cagliari fell to a surprise defeat.
Bologna player Daniele Portanova testified at the betting trial and strongly denied he was involved in match-fixing.
Marco Di Vaio has spoken in his defence at the betting trial, where he risks a year-long ban. “This is the most important match of my life.”
FIGC prosecutor Stefano Palazzi outlined his case in the betting trial against Leonardo Bonucci, Simone Pepe and others over Udinese-Bari, Bologna-Bari, Bari-Lecce and Bari-Sampdoria.
Leonardo Bonucci could face a ban of three years and six months, Simone Pepe a year, Bologna -2 points and Lecce demoted to Lega Pro as the betting trial continues.
Liverpool are reportedly preparing a €20m offer for Bologna’s Uruguayan talent Gaston Ramirez.
Juventus could close the deal for Atalanta and Italy Under-21 international Manolo Gabbiadini on Monday, though he will then go to Bologna.
Catania defeated Chievo in an all-Serie A match, Parma were held 2-2 by Varese, Bologna crumbled and Cagliari won in today’s friendlies.
Cesare Natali insists he will “earn the faith of the fans on the field” as he begins again as a free agent at Bologna.
Gabi Mudingayi has invited former Bologna teammate Gaston Ramirez to join him at Italian giants Inter.
The betting scandal today saw 44 people and 13 clubs charged, but Napoli, Lazio and Genoa are waiting for September to learn their fate.
Bologna have announced that they have re-signed Cesare Natali after his contract at Fiorentina expired.
Udinese, Palermo, Chievo, Atalanta, Bologna, Pescara and Cagliari were in action for today’s friendlies.
Alessandro Diamanti returns from his Euro 2012 adventure and assures he’s “happy at the extra responsibility” for Bologna.
Serie A side Bologna have announced the loan signing of Tiberio Guarente from Spanish club Sevilla.
Bologna have admitted that Gaston Ramirez is likely to move abroad should he be sold this summer.
Marco Motta believes “Bologna are the ideal club for me” after making the loan switch from Juventus.
Amauri scored in an entertaining 3-3 draw between Parma and Slavia Prague, while Lazio, Sampdoria, Bologna and Genoa were also in action.
Juventus have confirmed that Marco Motta has joined Bologna for the 2012-13 campaign on a loan deal.
Stefano Pioli has conceded that Bologna are likely to listen to offers for Gaston Ramirez this summer, but he still holds hopes of keeping the youngster.