Alessandro Diamanti blasted reports he wants to join Juventus or Milan. “I am the leader and captain of Bologna.”
The trequartista had been heavily linked with the Serie A giants after a strong campaign and performance in the Confederations Cup.
“I read many invented stories about me recently,” he told the Corriere di Bologna newspaper.
“I have found a fantastic squad, spoke to my family and returned from vacation a few days early because I want to be ready for the start of the new season.
“I am the leader and captain of Bologna, so I have to be in the best shape.”
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