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Saturday June 25 2011
Auctions: Inter win Viviano

The blind auction has officially given Emiliano Viviano to Inter, Gaetano D'Agostino to Udinese and Albin Ekdal to Juventus.

The deadline for resolving co-ownership deals was last night, so for players still unclear on their futures there was a ‘blind auction': both clubs place a figure into a sealed envelope and the highest bid wins.

The biggest name up for grabs was Italy goalkeeper Viviano, but in an astounding twist, Inter won by default.

Bologna director general Stefano Pedrelli made a huge mistake in filling out the forms, writing on both the wrong side of the paperwork and putting in the wrong figure.

If he had not made this error, the Rossoblu would've won the auction, but as it stands Inter now fully own Viviano by paying €4.1m for the remaining 50 per cent of his contract.

There were other players involved in the blind auction this morning, as Udinese bought D'Agostino out from Fiorentina.

Juventus took midfielder Ekdal in their tussle with Bologna, returning him to his original club.

Italy international Daniele Mannini returns to Napoli after his time spent at Sampdoria.

Genoa have ownership of promising talent Fernando Martin Forestieri, who was co-owned by Udinese.

Lecce now own Daniele Cacia after beating Piacenza in the auction, while Chievo saw off Torino to reclaim Antimo Iunco.

However, Lecce have lost breakout star Gianni Munari to Palermo.

Catania were beaten by Ascoli in the auction for striker Simone Pesce.

Riccardo Meggiorini has gone to Genoa after his spell at Bologna.

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